In Defense of Pastoral Tweet Bombing

What use is Twitter and Facebook when it comes to pastoral ministry? Should we even try? Is it really smart for pastors to lob verbal grenades into cyber space where any number of people in any number of conditions and situations may do anything they like with them? Is it really all that helpful? I…

How Worship Ought to be Feminine

When you attend a worship service led throughout by men, that worship service is appropriately feminine. You don’t make a service feminine by putting women up front, you make a service feminine and submissive by doing what our husband has required of us. -Douglas Wilson Read the whole post here.

Jesus is Here

With the historic Church through the ages, we believe in the real presence of Jesus at this table. We believe that when we gather in the Name of Jesus, the Holy Spirit lifts us up into the heavenly places. This is what we mean when we say: Lift up Your Hearts!/We lift them up to…

Faking Godliness

Paul writes to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3 and warns him that in the church there will be men who are lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, unloving, unforgiving, brutal, traitors, headstrong and haughty, but Paul says that these men will have a “form of godliness” – they will learn the catechism questions…

Third Sunday in Easter: Eighth Commandment II: Ex. 16:1-18, 2 Cor. 8:1-15, Mt. 25:14-30

Introduction We established last week that the Eighth Word not only prohibits taking the gifts and opportunities that God has given others, but it also includes the positive invitation to treasure Christ and His Kingdom more than all things, allowing those priorities to shape our lives. Today, we consider the grace of Christ which is…

Second Sunday after Easter: Eighth Commandment: Gen. 2:8-3:13, Phil. 4:8-19, Lk. 12:13-34

Introduction The Eighth Word introduces perhaps one of the areas of greatest conflict and stress in all of life: the areas of possessions and property, economics and money. If you are human, you struggle with being at peace with your situation in life and the world around us. Typical situation: Husband is laid back and…

Why Real Men Bed the Same Woman Every Night

My friend Remy Wilkins extols the glories of monogamous sex: We have bought into certain lies that are flimsy as our pick-up lines. One of the most absurd is thinking that the more women you sleep with means more sexual skills, that more women equals more experience. Nothing could be further from the truth. Consider…

Resurrection Sunday: Ps. 68:11-25, Eph. 4:1-16, Jn. 20:1-23

Introduction The resurrection of Jesus was a Pentecostal event. Jesus was raised from the dead and proven to be the rightful King of the world by the Spirit of holiness (Rom. 1:4). The powerful presence and working of the Spirit in the resurrection is the declaration of Christ’s innocence and glory. Ephesians 4:1-16 Paul urges…

Why Do We Repent?

I want to ask a question that may initially seem off topic for the theme of this evening’s service. Why do we repent? Why do we say we’re sorry and ask for forgiveness? We’re Christians, and so we know that we should repent, we should ask for forgiveness. We have been taught to keep short…

Of Gnats and Camels and Rat Poison

There was a recent Facebook extravaganza (conversation) regarding prayers to the departed saints which was touched off by my claim that this was little better preparation for heaven than studying the latest Playboy centerfold in preparation for marriage. Towards the end of the comments section, I suggested that there was a bit of gnat straining…