The months of November through January are a hectic blur. All the extra commitments on the calendar: parties, church socials, choir specials. Toys, lights, decorating a tree. Family gatherings – which frequently involves a bit of traveling. Even just shopping for weekly groceries seems so much more chaotic as many drivers on the road […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 The great 20th -century expositor Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, “If you want to be odd in the Christian church today, preach the New Testament gospel.”  In the 21st-century, following that advice would not, perhaps, merely make one odd, but […]

On Being a Pastor     Beth Moore is a female pastor. She does more than just teach Bible studies to women, she teaches from the pulpit to entire church congregations. Further, she frequently preaches in guest roles in churches across the country. Is this something that is in line with what the Bible teaches? […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 “The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.” The formal cessation of fighting in the First World War came with the armistice signed by the Allies and Germany at 5:45 am, November 11, 1918.  By […]

Doctrine Divides – and Rightly So   There are some hills worth dying on. Others, not so much. There are some issues in Scripture, primary issues, on which we that we cannot be wrong. Other issues, tertiary issues are things that we can lovingly disagree on and still have fellowship with one another. When you […]

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.“ Psalm 95:6 The renowned rock-star and apparent literati, Frank Zappa, is known for his chart-topping contribution to humanity’s musical heritage which includes a song featuring the lyrics, “She’s a Valley Girl … Valley Girl … She’s a Valley Girl … […]

Truth Matters Conference     The Truth Matters Conference was held from October 16-18th 2019 and was a celebration to honor John MacArthur’s 50th year of pulpit ministry. John MacArthur has been known to speak very candidly regarding theological distinctives and polemically against individuals who are regarded as unscriptural and even heretical. His matter-of-fact, level-headedness […]

I was going to start with a series of articles dealing with the Christian view of the Bible, it’s origin, authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency. After all, I am a pastor and I love all that doctrine and theology stuff. But, several events of late have garnered a lot of attention in the Christian community and […]

Churches have too long forsaken their role in counseling. “Let’s leave these complex issues up to the medical professionals” has been said by far too many pastors. “Let’s instruct counselees on how the Bible applies to their situation and walk with them in their journey, whether or not it may include medical assistance in addition […]