Should Churches Celebrate Communion On-Line?

Q: Should churches celebrate communion on-line? *This response was written after a fellow pastor invited me to wrestle with this issue along side him. Thanks for the thoughtful and challenging article on abstaining from Communion. This is a question that many pastors, elders and churches are wrestling with. To me, the arguments in favor of […]

“Pastor, what would you say to believers that during this pandemic feel that their civil liberties are more important than other’s safety?”

Q: Pastor, what would you say to believers that during this pandemic feel that their civil liberties are more important than other’s safety?—Anon Hi, Anon! I really appreciate the question, but it’s not an easy one for me to answer and I’m not alone. As I began to pray about your question and meditate on […]

Is Calvinism Biblical-Two Christians in Conversation (Part Four)

The Conversation continues…   Adam, The truth is of the utmost importance to me.  More important than me being perceived as correct.  Based on your response below, you identified an area where I might not be understanding you.  Please explain how God’s absolute sovereignty and human responsibility work. _________________________________________________________________________ Brother Ken, I did not mean […]

Is Calvinism Biblical? Two Christians in Conversation (Part Three)

If you’re reading this for the first time, you have entered into a long and heartfelt conversation between two Christians about Calvinism. My brother Ken strongly believes that the theology of Calvinism is a deceptive ploy by the Evil One, taking away every desire to trust God. Satan is whispering or whistling the TULIP tune […]

Is Calvinism Biblical? Two Christians in Conversation (Part Two)

Adam, Thank you once again for the thought out answers.  I am appreciating the discussion as well and am looking forward to more! Based on the answers below, I have one area that needs clarification. -Since, it appears you fully accept the Doctrines of Grace, what is the difference of being a Compatibilist vs. a […]

Is Calvinism Biblical? Two Christians in Conversation

What is Calvinism? What does the Bible say about what it teaches? Can we reconcile God’s Sovereignty with human responsibility? These are big questions and even though this is an “in-house” debate, good Christians can and often do disagree sharply. Some will even divide over it. What follows is an on-going debate between two Christians, […]

Top Trends for 2019

Top Trends for 2019 Every New Year starts out with a bang and ends with the promise of better things to come. Instead of a bang, last January lurched forward with a cyclone, a missile and laundry detergent. Remember? C’mon, it’s only been a year! The East Coast shivered under a “bomb cyclone” as snow […]

A Christmas Reflection for Skeptical Friends

Click above to listen or read on below… Christmas is coming! I’ve strung up the lights to shove out the darkness and my wife is baking cookies to bring warm, gooey-goodness into the world. Bells will be ringing. Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong! Choirs will be singing and women everywhere will curl into their favorite couches […]

Wrecked–Man-Down! (Chpt. 3)

CHPT 3| Man-Down! “When God wants to drill a man and thrill a man and skill man…” -Anonymous Joseph is a man down. Down is directional. His low-down, dirty brothers cast him into a pit. He must have cried for hours. Cried until his spittle dried up and his lips cracked. Later, these same dirty […]

Wrecked-Success and the Hidden Hand (Chpt. 2)

“The worst thing that can happen to a man is to succeed before he is ready.” -D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Ridiculously Handsome Joseph was 17 and ridiculously handsome. It’s rare for the Bible to describe a person by their appearance. We have no idea what Adam and Eve looked like. We have no idea what Noah […]