Surviving the Death of a Daughter: Epilogue

Like a well-trained dog, I would sit in their bedroom doorway to protect them against any potential intruders. Remember Elizabeth Smart? I did. Some crazed Mormon fundamentalist climbed through a second story window and kidnapped her at knifepoint. It was nine months before her parents got her back safe but not sound. No one was…

Public Worship to Be Preferred Before Private?

Modern Christians typically downplay or outright rejects the importance of public worship on the Lord’s Day. The most common variety justifies this rejection based on the “just me and Jesus” sort of thinking. This theology is nothing more than the Christianization of Western individualism. It cannot be squared with the intensely communal nature of biblical…

Excuses Are Like…

After converting  to Christianity, I made the decision that I would never miss a Sunday worship service unless I was deathly ill. My thinking was that being committed to hearing the Word preached every Sunday would keep me from falling away into spiritual mediocrity or, worse yet, open rebellion. This has proven true over the…

Tim Keller Endorses a Woman Pastor’s Book

Pastor Tim Keller of Redeemer PCA has endorsed a book by a woman claiming to be a pastor. Here is her biography as provided on Amazon dot Com: “Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) currently copastors Redeemer Community in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her husband, Doug. She was formerly Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Christ…

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts…

A simple search on Google will show just how popular the subject of spirituals gift are in the Evangelical world. You will find thousands of websites dedicated to this subject alone. You will find sermon series after sermon series by pastors on the spiritual gifts. Sadly, the Christian’s quest to discover their particular set of…

Preachers need to live well…

“It is a palpable error in those ministers that make such disproportion between their preaching and their living, that they will study hard to preach exactly and study little or not at all to live exactly. All the week long is little enough to study how to speak two hours; and yet one seems too…