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The Fire that Fueled the Reformation

In commemoration of Reformation Day, October 31, 1517, the day on which Martin Luther nailed to the church door his 95 complaints against the Roman Catholic Church, comes this short, but relevant article: http://www.tms.edu/preachersandpreaching/the-fire-that-fueled-the-reformation/

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Harlotry in the Local Church

It seems that the evangelical church is struggling with an identity crisis.  There is an incredible desire to find “relevance” in a secular society.  The small prophetic book of Hosea has a serious warning to every pastor and parishioner. Hosea … Continue reading

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Mommy and Daddy Government

If you have read here long, one of my problems with the church in America is that we have surrendered our responsibilities as the people of God to the government. There are Christian people who are overjoyed by the government … Continue reading

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The Pastorate by Marriage?

What is the role of a pastor’s spouse? It’s a question not addressed in Scripture.  But here’s a more interesting question:  If a man is a pastor, does his wife become a pastor of the church simply by relationship? I’ve … Continue reading

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Shepherding the Church of God

I sat in a coffee shop with a pastor whom many would say is “successful” in his work.  Big church.  Big congregation.  Big car.  Big salary.  He even looks the part. After a bit of small talk he asked, “What … Continue reading

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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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