I have shocked some of my fellow Christians by not supporting legislation that would require prayer in schools or Bible classes in schools. I have shocked others by not voting solely based upon the potential for certain judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court. To be clear, this is not because I don’t care […]
I failed last night. This wasn’t the first time I’d failed, in general, but it was the first time I’d failed at speaking at church in a long time. Or at the least, the first time I’d fully failed. There have been plenty of times when I put the microphone down and think to myself, […]
I’ve worked part-time as a minister for over ten years, and before that, I was (and still am) a pastor’s son. In my experience–limited thought it might be–I’ve met some angry Christians. Some are angry over something that has happened. This is understandable. Anyone and everyone can become angry and being angry is not a […]
This will be my last post in this series, and it will be my shortest. I want to cap this all off by tying to the the subtitle of this series: God’s Passion – Our Mission. We’ll take this one half at a time.
I wrote previously about two translations of the word dynamin in the verse Acts 1:8. The word is most often—and very properly—translated as “power,” but it can also be translated, and has been translated in other passages, as “miraculous power” or “ability.” For many people, they read “explosive power” back into the text, which is, […]
I’ve been doing some reading about evangelism for a class that I’m taking, and in my readings, I found the answer to two questions that I’ve been working through. And since I passed nearly every part of kindergarten—darn handwriting requirements—I learned to share. As a Pentecostal, I believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit […]