Category Apologetics

The Missing Link of Atheism

Atheism is a religion with a doctrinal basis that requires, I believe, more faith than Christianity.  Now let me be careful here because I recognize that as many “denominations” of atheist likely exist as there are Christian denominations.  But just as Christianity has key tenets and rises and falls on the Doctrine of the Trinity, […]

To Be Another Person

In a fascinating article this month in The Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,”[1] Neal Gabler identified himself among the 47 percent of Americans who could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without resorting to debt or to selling something. He went on to describe the “financial impotence” of “a sizable minority or a […]

Abraham, Meet Jesus

Pretty much anyone with experience in American schools of education over the last several decades is thoroughly familiar with Abraham Maslow.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is legendary and has been wildly influential both in American education and in American culture, often influencing those who do not know Maslow at all. Maslow did not create the […]

There’s No Time Like the Present: Changing Your Church Constitution and Bylaws, Part One

The following is the first in a series I am writing with Dr. Evan Lenow, professor of ethics at SWBTS. Dr. Lenow authored this first post. You can see this post and future posts on his site here. Disclaimer: This series of posts is not intended to provide legal advice regarding church law, membership issues, or […]

Wedding Policies: Changing Your Constitution and By-Laws, Part Three

This is the third installment of a multi-part series addressing why churches need to consider updating their organizational documents. The series is written in conjunction with Evan Lenow. This post is Part 3. For the first two parts, “There’s No Time…” and “We Believe…” see here. Disclaimer: This series of posts is not intended to provide […]

“We Believe…”: Changing Your Church Constitution and By-Laws, Part Two

This is the second installment of a multi-part series addressing why churches need to consider updating their organizational documents. The series is written in conjunction with Evan Lenow, who wrote both Part 1 (available here) and this post. Disclaimer: This series of posts is not intended to provide legal advice regarding church law, membership issues, or lawsuits. […]

So I Can Minister to Them–Revisited

My original post, So I Can Minister to Them, has drawn considerable attention, for which I am grateful. In that attention has been a small sample of confused replies from a few who seem unsure just where I stand on the marriage of a man to a man or a woman to a woman or on […]

So I Can Minister to Them

This is an open post to pastors and to all ordained ministers who hold firmly to the Scriptures. The time of testing is here. However the Supreme Court rules on the matter, marriage between two men or between two women is here to stay. Legislators have found little strength to fight this movement, and it […]