The bottom line is that I need a prophetic voice in my life. So, I guess I’m OK with my pastor making me feel uncomfortable. Perhaps in this I am in a minority.
Recently I received an invitation from a missionary friend to a meeting to share the results from a recent trip. The event will be hosted by a church we previously attended. While I would like to support my friend, I am not welcome to attend any event at that church. I had to decline the invitation because of where it is […]
Teachers must have a healthy distrust of his own heart and an openness before God to allow correction in his own life. Teachers must allow the prophetic voice in their own lives before they can be that voice to others.
The problem I see in society is that we have a celebrity culture which ascribes superhuman status to the lucky (or unlucky depending on your perspective) few who have been deemed celebrities. Celebrities can do no wrong and they always seem to get the benefit of the doubt.
Jesus’ statement, “upon this rock I will build my church,” was a declaration of ownership. In this post, I catalog five implications of this truth.
Human leaders will fail us, no matter how good their intentions. Psalm 23 reminds us that God alone is the shepherd that will care for us no matter what.
As a result of the decision to leave my previous church, I determined that there are 6 things that are critical for the health of the church. They can be found in the original article which was published at Till He Comes, the blog of Jeremy Myers.
Herod was giving an opportunity to choose to submit to the ultimate authority. Similarly, church leaders must choose who is in control. Some choose well and others badly. The choice has serious consequences.
In John 10:12–13 Jesus is quoted as saying the following about the difference between a hired hand and a shepherd: “The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The […]
Ed Stetzer recently wrote an article regarding the decline of the United Methodists. This decline is not unique to that denomination, other “main-line” denominations share this experience. These denominations have been in the news for abandonment of standards that held sway in Christendom for 2000 years. For example, The Presbyterian Church USA recently enacted rules […]