Monthly Archives: March 2012

Controlling the Call

And when the Sanhedrin had set Peter and John in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you preached?”  … So they commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of … Continue reading

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Fear of Lawsuits

Imagine yourself as a pastor.  One morning you receive an anonomus email from someone claiming to be a member of your congregation desperately seeking direction.  The problem: the member is being abused by the spouse and wants to know what … Continue reading

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Rules over People

Today, after 14 years with my denomination, and 7 years as pastor of Calvary Open Bible Church, I was fired.  I was fired by my denomination 30 minutes before I was to start the church service.  My ministerial credentials of … Continue reading

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God – Spouse – Discipleship ?

I sat across my office from a superior in my denomination.  He explained that as pastors our first responsibility is a personal relationship with God; second, is the relationship with our spouse; third is “ministry.” Now, I’m not going to … Continue reading

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A Call to Reformation

One of my heroes is Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic monk who challenged the un-biblical practices and beliefs of the institutional church of his day.  Luther insisted that the institutional church use the Bible and the Bible alone as it’s … Continue reading

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