What is an Elder?

Introduction What is an elder? On the Rapp Report, Andrew Rappaport recently concluded a podcast series on elders, biblical qualifications for an elder, hiring pastors, and encouraging pastors. His goal is to encourage churches to start looking at this role...

Why are Certain Church Leaders called Pastors?

  Introduction Why are certain church leaders called pastors? There are many names for different church offices: elder, overseer, deacon, pastor, minister, bishop, etc. So, this brings up the question of why certain church leaders are referred to as pastors. In...

My Love for Theology and History in Preaching

The following was originally formatted as a discussion post assignment for Public Theology for Liberty University’s J. Rawling’s school of divinity. It was meant to answer the following prompt: “From your reading and your own experience as a...

Gentleness is not Weakness, it’s Strength

“Let your gentleness be evident to all.” Philippians 4:5 The Bible is replete with commands for us to be gentle. I know some people who have a lot of gentleness. And these are the people whom I admire the most. This is because gentleness doesn’t come very naturally to...

Confession Of A Failed Evangelist

  Commanded to Make Disciples Why is it often hard?  As believers, we are commanded to tell others of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are to speak of the call to repentance and faith.  We are to compel people to come into the Kingdom.  We are to ambassadors for...