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Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 2

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 2

We now take up postmodernism’s general tenants two and three:  2). Community is important, but never static, it must always evolve.  3). Reality is perception, and perception is personal not corporate.  The reaction against a static community calls for the continual...

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 1

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 1

Postmodernism is the currently reigning world view of the so-called progressive/intellectual movement.  Its impact on society is hugely significant.  The church has not escaped its invasive influence.  Pastors, Biblical counselors, and other church leaders can expect...

Handling Church Conflict – Prov 2:2 Tune your ears to wisdom

Handling Church Conflict – Prov 2:2 Tune your ears to wisdom

It was Outwit. Outlast. Outplay from day one. The newly elected Church Chairman and I lived on different planets. We were light years apart on our views of leadership, preaching, and worship. I was a visionary flying at 40,000’. He was a bean-counter, stuck in the...

… of the Day Emails

… of the Day Emails

So, you want to write a “Meditation of the Day”, a daily reflection on a Scripture verse or spiritual thought. Very laudable—potentially very useful and beneficial—an excellent idea if you are writing a book. But if you want to send it to your friends and congregation...

What Is Sacred Sex?

What Is Sacred Sex?

I remember speaking on this topic at a Christian physicians conference. I began by explaining that marital sex is good and a God-blessed, sacred spiritual act. I said that God wants a couple to build a foundation for their relationship by connecting deeply on mental,...

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

You care deeply about your members, the people God has entrusted to your care. You want them to experience the abundant life of Jesus, to become more and more like Him, and to fulfill the purpose for which God has created them. But many if not most of your people seem...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

As Long as It Has Fuel

As Long as It Has Fuel

The metaphor of fire is common among the spiritual masters. Indeed, ever-greater union with God has often been understood to be accompanied by purification and illumination. But that process is by no means linear. There is no straightforward progression from one to...

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 2

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 2

We now take up postmodernism’s general tenants two and three:  2). Community is important, but never static, it must always evolve.  3). Reality is perception, and perception is personal not corporate.  The reaction against a static community calls for the continual...

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 1

Postmodernism: A Biblical Analysis Part 1

Postmodernism is the currently reigning world view of the so-called progressive/intellectual movement.  Its impact on society is hugely significant.  The church has not escaped its invasive influence.  Pastors, Biblical counselors, and other church leaders can expect...

Handling Church Conflict – Prov 2:2 Tune your ears to wisdom

Handling Church Conflict – Prov 2:2 Tune your ears to wisdom

It was Outwit. Outlast. Outplay from day one. The newly elected Church Chairman and I lived on different planets. We were light years apart on our views of leadership, preaching, and worship. I was a visionary flying at 40,000’. He was a bean-counter, stuck in the...

… of the Day Emails

… of the Day Emails

So, you want to write a “Meditation of the Day”, a daily reflection on a Scripture verse or spiritual thought. Very laudable—potentially very useful and beneficial—an excellent idea if you are writing a book. But if you want to send it to your friends and congregation...

What Is Sacred Sex?

What Is Sacred Sex?

I remember speaking on this topic at a Christian physicians conference. I began by explaining that marital sex is good and a God-blessed, sacred spiritual act. I said that God wants a couple to build a foundation for their relationship by connecting deeply on mental,...

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

Helping Your Members Get Unstuck

You care deeply about your members, the people God has entrusted to your care. You want them to experience the abundant life of Jesus, to become more and more like Him, and to fulfill the purpose for which God has created them. But many if not most of your people seem...

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

Holes in Our Fences: Why Preventative Measures Sometimes Fail

A couple of summer’s ago, my wife and I discovered that some skunks were living under the porch of our house. We awoke one morning to the nose-pinching smell of a skunk’s spray permeating our home, called a pest control company, and waited a week or two for the...

As Long as It Has Fuel

As Long as It Has Fuel

The metaphor of fire is common among the spiritual masters. Indeed, ever-greater union with God has often been understood to be accompanied by purification and illumination. But that process is by no means linear. There is no straightforward progression from one to...

Helping Your Small Group Thrive

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