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“Christian Worship” Pastor Explains Why She & Her Husband No Longer Believe

Just one note: notice Mrs Gungor makes no mention of Jesus or salvation as part of her religious experience. From a Reformed perspective, we would say that she and her husband were never saved to begin with, but were merely … Continue reading

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Keep Portland Weird

Portland, Oregon, is the largest major city near to where I live. The un-official motto of the City of Portland is “Keep Portland Weird”; from city sanctioned “naked bike rides” through parks, to a twice-elected mayor who is a homosexual … Continue reading

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The Gospel

Paul begins his “Gospel” of Romans with man’s sinfulness. Read Romans 1 and 2. Without a divine revelation of man’s utter and total sinfulness, there is no need for the righteousness that comes only from God. Without a consideration of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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