by Matt Capps the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’ -Deuteronomy 4:10 Editor: this post was adapted with permission… Read More Discipleship In The Home | Pt. 3
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination
The American College of Pediatricians recently (3/21/2016) released a statement addressing the current landscape of gender identity and the affect it has on children. The 8 points brought up in the statement are as follows (the whole statement, which is not very long, can be read here): 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait:… Read More Pediatricians Speak Out Against Gender Ideology
by Ben Bailie I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. -1 Corinthians 9:22 Editor: this post originally appeared on The Company Of Pastors. What do a 1920s Canadian-American actress, a 1950s “Eastern” mystic-plumber, and a 1970s pro wrestler named “Big Daddy” all have in common? All were of… Read More How Martyn Lloyd-Jones Helps Me Be A Better Daddy
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” -Matthew 7:15 In Peter’s second letter we read the following concerning false teachers: But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying… Read More False Teacher Arithmetic
by David Murray I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. -Psalm 49:4 Editor: this post originally appeared on HeadHeartHand. What would you think if your Dad addressed you 23 times “My son, my son, my son…” and so on. It would get your attention… Read More 23 Passionate Appeals From A Father’s Heart
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. -1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Editor: a version… Read More A Tumor on The Body
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 19:14 Why Do We Baptize Infants, How Our Children Come to Faith, by Stephen Smallman is not a short defense of why Presbyterians baptize infants. The author writes on page 7, “I… Read More Book Review: How Our Children Come To Faith, by Stephen Smallman