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How Pastors Might Avoid Lawsuits for Refusing to Marry Gays

You’re a pastor, and a gay couple comes to you and ask you to marry them. You know it’s out of the question, sinful and in your heart you refuse to do it. Then again, you’ve read the news and it’s everywhere. Gays are suing churches left and right for refusing to marry them. In […]

Pastor Bob Jennings Bids A Final Farewell

the one great thing in life is to be ready to die. It is simple, but big. Bob Jennings , co-pastor of Hwy M Chapel in Sedalia, MO., is dying of pancreatic cancer. He has for quite some time now kept an online journal recording his health updates and always with some insight of Scriptural […]

Wretched: False Prophet Fiasco

The Whole Counsel of God

for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. – Acts 20:27 In this passage, the word shrink ( hupostellō ) means to withhold under (out of sight); conceal, hold back. Declaring (anaggellō) is to announce (in detail). The word whole (pas) means each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, […]

What It Takes to Have A “Mega-Church”

Want to be in a Mega-Church? Want to start one? Want to know how to function like a Mega-Church? Here are 666 ways. (Ooops my 6 key stuck, sorry, I meant: 6 ways.) 1. Insist on a lack of specificity. Can we be honest here? The more specific you are with doctrine, the more detailed […]

Baptist Pastor vs New Calvinism

There was a time not too long ago when the Pastor-Teacher was respected. I fear those days are passing more quickly, if not already gone, particularly within Calvinist circles. Those men of God, called by God to a life of shepherding the flock I believe is under attack by forces of darkness that have weaseled […]

Jon Zens: The Pastor Has No Clothes

This is the kind of thing that makes you go “Hmmm….” Or…. “Are you kidding me?”   Related Post: The Pastor-Teacher: One Calling, One Office

9 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor

Some food for thought from Solid Food Media: About nine years ago I developed the following list of prayer requests that I gave to every willing hand. I haven’t passed them out in at least four years, but I decided to resurrect them. Why? I need prayer…badly! And so does your pastor. As leaders in […]

Prayer as Performance

Prayer is nothing to play with. It certainly is not funny. It should not be a performance, nor an audition for possible leadership in a local church. But it is often used that way, and that is wrong. How can I say otherwise? It breaks my heart to see so many professing Christians infatuated and […]

The Purpose of the Local Church Fellowship

“…to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ. – Ephesians 4:12 (ESV) The main, immediate purpose of the local church fellowship is that every true believer within that fellowship be involved in spiritual ministry. In a word, every Christian a missionary. It does not mean every Christian […]

Bob Jennings: 10 Thoughts On Preaching

Bro. Bob Jennings has some excellent advice for preachers here. Gospel-centered wisdom ….pay attention. BIBLE KNOWLEDGE: Be mighty in the scriptures (Acts 18.24). Strive to know what is in each chapter, especially the New Testament. A MAIN POINT: It is all too easy to preach without making a main point. I was admonished, “What tree […]

The Making of An Apostate Is A Professing Christian

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Rick Warren: The Battle for Your Mind

Rick Warren sent a video recording of his message, “The Battle for Your Mind” to the 2010 Desiring God Conference. The note takes can be read here. Rick Warren: The Battle for Your Mind, posted with vodpod

What Does A Pastor Do?

“The pastor teaches, though he must solicit his own classes. He heals, though without pills or knife. He is sometimes a lawyer, often a social worker, something of an editor, a bit of a philosopher and entertainer, a salesman, a decorative piece for public functions, and he is supposed to be a scholar. He visits […]

Bishop Eddie Long To Address Congregation

From AJC News: Bishop Eddie Long’s long anticipated appearance will happen twice Sunday. Art Franklin, a spokesman for the leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church sent out an email this morning, stating that Long will address members at both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Long has been silent since allegations arose earlier […]

Top Atlanta Pastor Allegedly Justifies Sexual Perversion as ‘Religious in Nature’

From CNN: (CNN) — Two Georgia men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church […]

Bob Jennings Journal

Bob Jennings, a pastor in Sedalia, MO., and whom you may know from many IllBeHonest videos, has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is writing a blog about his experience in this journey through illness. Please keep Bro. Jennings and his family in your prayers. You can find his journal here. From the 2006 […]

Why The Quran Should Not Be Burned

However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.” – Matthew 17:27 In the passage above lies a […]

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Lies My Pastor Told Me: Confronting 15 Church Cliches With The Gospel

Cole Brown has written a good response to some often heard – and believed- clichés that have permeated modern day evangelicalism. The e-book is free to download. Chapter headings include: Don’t Put Your Mouth on the Man of God! The Bible Is God’s Rulebook. This Is God’s House I Feel The Spirit I Have Peace […]

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