You have likely heard the arguments, becoming more and more common among progressive Christians and others seeking to make same-sex romantic relationships compatible with the orthodox faith. It goes something like this: "Paul and the other NT writers were not condemning committed, consensual, monogamous homosexual relationships." Have we had it wrong for so long?
While the Bible does not provide a fully-developed treatment of child-development, a careful study of the Old Testament reveals several presuppositions about the nature of children which can be applied to questions regarding their readiness for the Gospel.
Though we might rather just have a happy, coffee cup verse of the day, God in his wisdom only gives such hope and encouragement in the context of our fallen reality.
Christian persecution is not something new.
When we understand the Gospel, we are secure with being who God calls us to be. Our identity is never going to be found in the shadows or footsteps of other preachers.
What is the one thing that the younger generation of pastors ought to know?
There is a difference between sharing and learning. Don’t confuse the two, thinking you have learned what you have shared.
The importance of repentance is hard to overstate.
As a pastor, I am constantly faced with deciding between what is urgent and what is important. Too often, they are not the same. So what guides me in making daily decisions? How do I plan out my week to ensure I am not sacrificing the most important tasks for the urgent ones?
After the service, we asked one of the pastors, "Does this happen every Sunday?"