Societal Justice & The Gospel

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!" - Matthew 23:23-24 Them: "Righting…

Why I Cannot Sign the Statement on Social Justice

In response to what has been perceived as a dangerous fixation by some on issues of social justice, a group of evangelical pastors recently released what they dubbed  a "Statement on Social Justice". Not that it has nothing good to say, but there are too many false dichotomies, reductionistic platitudes and contradictory statements for me to…

9 Marks of a Healthy Matthew 18 Process When Pastors & Elders are Indicted

My wife and I have just emerged from a very difficult season in dealing with our former pastor and elders in a Matthew 18 process. This process now being concluded, moving forward it is our sincere burden to bring to the forefront a rarely discussed topic, especially in baptist circles - even Godly and otherwise…