One of the most challenging aspects of pastoral ministry is dealing with deceptive and manipulative people who make their way into the church. To be honest, I was a little shocked in my earliest years of pastoral ministry to witness the lengths that professing Christians will go to to hide their sin and to maintain … Continue reading Narcissists & Manipulators In The Church
Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen is one of my all time favorite books. It is simple but very insightful. It gets to the root of the matter regarding the divide between liberal Christianity and biblical Christianity (we are talking about theological liberalism here and not political liberalism). In fact, Machen demonstrates that so-called … Continue reading Christianity and Liberalism
"How do I know if my child is ready for baptism?" With so many young children coming of age in our congregation, this is a question I have been receiving more as of late. Discerning when a young person is ready for baptism does bring some unique challenges. But in reality, answering this question for … Continue reading How Do I Know If My Child Is Ready For Baptism?