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How Pastors, Christians and Churches Damage the Cause of Liberty

Chuck Baldwin has written a cogent piece on the 2nd Amendment, gun-control and the dangers of apathy and pacifism among Christians and Church leaders regarding the cause of liberty in America. I encourage you to read it. – JT How long are Christians today who say they believe in the Second Amendment (and the rest […]

When Pastors Void the Law and Commandments

Pastors have forsaken God’s laws and commands, and in fulfillment of His many warnings and promises, He has forsaken America. As we look around at even professed Christians, we wonder why Christianity does not keep “believers” out of the worse sins of the world: murder, theft, fornication, adultery, sodomy, &c. We see even adulterers and […]

January 09

Re-Thinking ‘Children’s Church’

In my own Baptist denomination, there is what is commonly referred to as ‘Children’s Church’. This is not a practice only in Baptist circles, of course, but one which crosses denominations, isn’t it? Is ‘Children’s Church’ biblical? Does it fall under that enormously broad category of ‘neither approved nor condemned in Scripture’? Here is my […]

There Are No Spiritual Elites in the Church

If there’s anything that stands neon in social media, it is the exaltation of spiritual celebrities and heroes. Brethren, let us be careful. Scripture opposes such notions, and no good is done to those to whom exaltation is given. Like high school, there are, and probably will continue to be, cliques in certain circles, but […]

Pastor, Get A Gun

When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. – Luke 11:21 Pastor, do you love your family? Of course you do. In the passage above, Jesus compares Satan to a man ‘armed to the teeth’, a strong man. As long as no one attacks him, he’s secure in his […]

Denial of Christian Duty

  When there is a diet of shapeless sermons and imprecise teaching, many people are persuaded to deny what is biblically obvious. Witty phrases and emotive analogies begin to trump direct and clear statements found throughout the New Testament. Biblical statutes are dismissed on the authority of pastoral illustrations. “Frolicking in the shadow of the […]

4 Twitter Follow Rules for Pastors

Don’t follow the opposite sex. I stopped following women unless related to me or on staff. The ability to DM can be misused. I don’t trust myself. Don’t follow anyone underage. When teens from church follow me, I don’t follow back. That kind of direct contact can be misconstrued. Don’t follow those who vehemently disrespect […]

Turn Haters Into Friends–Ask Them For A Favor!

David Murray: We all have haters. Christians have more than most. And faithful pastors maybe have more than anyone. So how do you handle them? Well, you can hate them back; but that’s not much help to you or them. You can ignore them; but I don’t know too many who have succeeded at this. […]

Unless the Lord Builds Your Ministry

Keith Green . Still moves me.

Pastoring: A Noble Calling Sometimes Too Easily Entered, Too Poorly Practiced

by David R. Leach I admire pastors, generally. I think I would have like to have pastored, though God did not gift or equip me to that end. Nor do I believe I meet all of the qualifications of I Tim 3 or Titus. That’s not modesty, just  honest self-awareness. Nevertheless, I have preached on […]

Things Young Pastors Should Avoid

The present crisis affecting the world is A CRISIS OF THE WORD. What is at stake is the authority of the Word of God, and the right and timely declaration of the same. As preachers we must not only hold to it, but labour to understand it more, read it more, and by conference with […]

Stop Praying for An Anointing

From Jared Moore, 6 excellent questions to make you think twice before asking for a special anointing before preaching or teaching: Many Evangelical pastors and teachers pray for an anointing before they teach or preach.  What are the implications of this prayer?  Here are six questions to help us discern.  Click “read more” to see […]

How Can A Young Pastor Preach The Gospel Every Week?

In this interview with Bryan Chapell, that’s pretty much the question asked. It is an interesting video. It also dawned on me while watching that many young pastor’s need to keep something in mind: Don’t focus on all “the problems of..” questions. Just don’t. In seminary, that’s what many hear and are trained to recognize. […]

If We Work For God Our Work Shall Live

Let us bear in mind that the early progress of Christianity, that great and wonderful progress to which we still appeal as one of the proofs of its divine origin, was due mainly to the labours of obscure men, who have left no sermons, and not even a name to history, but whose work remains […]

Ergun Caner & The Jerry Springer Show

“Ergun Caner alleged on the Pastor’s Perspective Show on 1/22/10 that certain “myopic Reformed” folks have “taken over” formal debates, turning them into the “Jerry Springer Show” and not having any “real conversation.” This was in defense of the fact that Ergun Caner simply does not do formal debates, though he claims to have done […]

In With The New

HT: SacredSandwich.com

Challenging Protestant Popery & The Cult Of Personality

Steve Camp has written an excellent post on his site Camponthis entitled “He Must Increase – I Must Decrease….challenging protestant popery and the cult of personality within the pastorate.” He begins: I was speaking with a friend of mine recently who asked an intriguing question: "why is it that it seems that most famous pastors […]

Humor: Where Are The Bereans When You Need Them?

HT: Calvinistic Cartoons

John Piper: Should A Pastor Marry Non-Believers?

In light of Scriptural teachings on marriage and what it represents, do you agree or disagree with the following position?

Preacher – Be Real In Worship

There is nothing like worship, when it is real, for destroying every shred and atom of a man’s self-importance. A minister of God who carries a sense of his importance about with him, even into the pulpit, is a dreadful and pathetic sight: but who will say it is unknown? If you are to lead […]

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