The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

***My #1 love in ministry is teaching and helping people learn (which, at its root, is 'making disciples').  Recently, I led our teaching faculty in a workshop where we looked at The Art of Welcoming and The 7 Laws of the Learner (Law No. 1.)  This content comes from almost 40 years of ministry.  But … Continue reading The Art of Welcoming & The 7 Laws of the Learner, Law No. 1

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)

Ichthys (the Christian fish decal)

You've seen it a hundred times. On the rear of a vehicle, on business cards, web sites, clothing.  It seems ubiquitous. It looks like this: The word, Ichthys or Ichthus, originated from a Greek word (ˈɪkθəs) meaning "fish." Without boring you with the history behind this symbol (you can google it yourself), it has, for … Continue reading Ichthys (the Christian fish decal)