My good friend at Baker Books has an important post on studying the Bible where he (rightfully) calls out Joyce Meyer, a very “convincing” Bible teacher; at least convincing to those who are easily convinced (Did I say “naive?”). Meyer claims there are no “rules” for studying the Bible andContinue Reading

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Recently I commented on a Facebook post that I disliked the word “feminist/feminism” when used to describe what I would brand an evangelical egalitarian position (that men and women may serve equally in the home, the church, and the world as God has so apportioned and enabled them). Even when adding the adjective “evangelical” in front of “feminism”Continue Reading

Do the sins of parents get passed down to their believing children? Is there such a thing as “generational sin” in the life of the Christian? Should believers be concerned that sinful patterns identified in their own lives are a direct result of sins somehow transferred from previous generations? WhatContinue Reading

At a church service many Sundays ago, the pastors were finishing a series on prayer. One pastor who spoke on Matthew 17:20 where Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’Continue Reading

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in conversation with others (many believers, some unbelievers) who say something like, “But the Bible says…” or “Somewhere I read in the Bible that…” You fill in the blank. However, it is often the case that when one looks, the textContinue Reading

Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. Philippians 3:2-3Continue Reading

It’s the new year and I cannot think of a better way to kick it off than by noting the importance of rightly dividing the Word of truth. Unless we get it right on what God is saying to us, we cannot and will not have it right in ourContinue Reading