Fool Proof: How to know when, and when not, to respond to a fool.

Foolishness comes in all shapes and sizes. Let's look at one such shape and size. Ever met someone who just loves to argue and hear themselves talk? We all have. When do we respond? And when do we ignore it and/or shut it down? Permit me to direct you to what the ancient king, Solomon, … Continue reading Fool Proof: How to know when, and when not, to respond to a fool.

Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1 THE ART OF WELCOMING Introduction: Environment carries much more power than we give it credit for. Think back to the theme song to the beloved sitcom, Cheers: ‘Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you … Continue reading Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

500 Years Ago, a Man Stood Bravely Against the ‘Cancel Culture’

500 years ago, a man stood ready to die for biblical truth. On April 17, 1521, Martin Luther went before the Diet of Worms (pronounced 'waurms'), located in modern southwest Germany. ('Diet' meant 'meeting'.) In June 1520, Pope Leo X condemned 41 of Luther’s Ninety-five Theses (challenges to the church, nailed to the door of … Continue reading 500 Years Ago, a Man Stood Bravely Against the ‘Cancel Culture’

The 23rd Psalm

It's often called "The Shepherd's Psalm." In his Treasury of David, a commentary on the Psalms, the 19th century British preacher, Charles Spurgeon, wrote the following powerful words regarding Psalm 23: "It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world.  It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more … Continue reading The 23rd Psalm

Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)

It usually goes something like this: A pastor (or another church leader) says, "I'm accountable only to God, not the church." The first part of that claim is true, but the man has a serious blind spot because the Church is the Body of Christ.  And every pastor (or committee) elected by the Body is … Continue reading Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)