What do the ‘Other Guys’ have to say?

You've, no doubt, heard (whether you've wanted to, or not) of the leaders of contemporary atheistic thought.  They spend their time assaulting any and all claims of the Christian faith - and have sold millions of books doing so.  They're loud and, as such, receive the lion's share of media attention.  But, what do the … Continue reading What do the ‘Other Guys’ have to say?

Are we Bodies or Souls?

Emeritus professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion, Richard Swinburne, brings to us the following thought, arguing for the fact that human consciousness is separate from mere brain activity: When scientific advances enable neuroscientists to transplant a part of a brain into a new body (think: Frankenstein), does the person's personality/self from whom the … Continue reading Are we Bodies or Souls?

Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1 **for Part 2 of 2 click here. 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 … Continue reading Small Group Teacher Workshop Notes – April 2021

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)

Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Years ago, I read an article citing a poll claiming prayer being the most neglected spiritual discipline among Christians, including pastors.  Clearly, Satan sees prayer as a fatal threat to his schemes or he wouldn't try so hard to make us think prayer is not that important or  powerful. But this is a lie. Mary, … Continue reading Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))