As the church planter of a multi-ethnic church that at one time had as many as 23 countries of birth represented in the congregation, the vision of the nations coming together to worship the King of Kings is near to my heart. But a multi-ethnic congregation that bows to Christ is far different from the … More Multi-ethnic — Yes. Multi-cultural — No!
Great Quotes Stolen from Other Sources I picked up the following quote from Chris Brauns and his website, A Brick in the Valley. In 480 B.C. the battle of Thermopylae was fought on the plains of Greece between the Greek forces and the invading Persians. It was a decisive battle, a battle that had to … More Is Preaching as Important as We Think?
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Weekend Links 10 more days till my wife returns from her visit to West Virginia and her mom. Can’t wait to see her. In the meantime, I’m getting a lot of reading done. Here’s the links for your weekend education and amusement. Doctrine Defining Inerrancy (Book Review by Daniel Wallace. Worthy short treatment of some of … More Mollycuddled American Kids; American POW; Short Term Missionaries; Pastor’s Wives Talk; Transgenderism;
Monday is for Discussion We say we are. We say we are a people of the Book but I wonder. I wonder about myself, I wonder the same thing about the congregations of America. I wonder if we know what we are talking about? If we were truly a people of the Book wouldn’t we … More A Test: Are We a People of the Book?
Is preaching a worthless activity in our churches? Why do we devote so much time to it each week when so few pay any attention to what preachers preach? Oh our congregations listen, they pay attention to listening, they tolerate our droning, and teaching, and preaching, and impassioned exhortations. Many appreciate the effort we … More Worthless Activities in Our Churches