I love basketball. I especially love basketball when teams play the right way. There’s something beautiful about 5 people working cohesively as a unit. Imagine all the moving components that must be present. There needs to be communication, they need to know their roles, and be prepared for a complexity of scenarios from the opposing … More Church Attendance Is Not Enough
Every Saturday morning I meet with a group of some of our church’s young men. Normally, I pick a topic and we read through some selected passages to discuss the text and some practical applications (it is a sort of informal use of the Swedish method of Bible study). A few weeks ago I asked … More Small Group Discussion: What is a Healthy Church Member?
Here is the recording of yesterday’s Google Hangout discussion on Race and the Church hosted by The Passion for Christ Movement (P4CM). It is a discussion between Maliek Blade and Pastor Bobby Scott who is a dear friend and brother to the contributors of this blog. This discussion does not deal with all the issues and you may disagree with … More Race and the Church (P4CM Discussion)
The following is an excerpt from Harold Hoehner’s commentary on Ephesians 4:16. I had read this section in my Exegesis of Ephesians class as required reading and I never finished the blog entry. I hope it blesses you and how you cherish unity within your local church. Throughout, Paul makes it clear that the ultimate source … More Growing in Unity
Dealing with problem people in the church is the experience of all pastors, leaders, and congregations. Since difficult people are all too common in the church today, Christians have wondered how to best approach and help them. Marshall Shelley’s “Well-Intentioned Dragons” seeks to be that help. Shelley uses a strong metaphor of a dragon to … More Book Review: Well-Intentioned Dragons by Marshall Shelley