Tag Archives: Bible

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 […]

Easter Monday

We all know about Easter Sunday (Resurrection) and Good Friday (Crucifixion). Some know about Maundy Thursday (Last Supper). But do you know about Easter Monday, the day after Easter?

Worship–A Biblical Definition?

“Worship” is the source of much conversation among Christians, and it is part of the discord within many churches.  Much of the discussion seems content to speak of worship, for the most part, as one sort or another of Christian music. At the same time, Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mark […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Auto Shop Wisdom

I remember vividly the day my father taught me an important lesson. I was nineteen. By then, he had been a pastor for over thirty years. We were at an auto repair shop he frequented. He knew everyone by name, and the mechanics all seemed to know and to like him. No doubt, he had […]