But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?
1Ti 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. I have been a pastor now for approaching 40 years. I have been the pastor of four...Continue ReadingMany Churches are Led by Unregenerate People
And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who...Continue ReadingBeware of the Scribes
I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued. A polite respectability if you will that leaves...Continue ReadingCool Academia has a Place – but not always
I am just going to quote a Scripture here. This passage pretty well nails the scenario in our churches today that most all of us have experienced and which we are trying to expose. I like the Lord’s promise of...Continue ReadingA Thought for Today from Jeremiah 5
They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we...Continue ReadingWhy Aren’t They Hearing the Good Shepherd?
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You...Continue ReadingThe Method of Interpreting Scripture in the Conservative Evangelical Church Needs a Reboot
Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. What is the Law of Christ? Theologians no doubt have written massive essays on that subject. But I don't think it is that difficult to sort out....Continue ReadingLet’s Talk about Bearing One Another’s Burdens
An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah 5:30-31) One...Continue ReadingHis Sheep Hear His Voice
Galatians 4:8 ESV Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. The devil enslaves. Sin enslaves. To be in the kingdom of darkness is to be a slave to it. Owned...Continue ReadingAn Appearance of Godliness: Case Studies in Evil (Part 14)