Curated links for your weekend reading:
The story of Acts 29's trajectory will feel familiar to many of us outside of the network as well. Indeed it may serve as a small-scale model for much of the evangelical fracturing that began around 2015 and has continued through to the present. So it is worth considering why all this took place.
My concern, really, is not with pastoral wages at all, but with evangelical awareness of the powerful undercurrents in our society which are destroying family life and the wider social fabric with it.
Sometimes we hear the phrase, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner,” and wonder what to think. To make sense of this statement one would have to have a sophisticated understanding of how this can be both true and false or the different senses in which the statement may be true or false.
Church members sometimes wonder if they should just leave evangelism to the “professionals.” After all, isn’t evangelism a spiritual gift?
In this article I offer a quick guide for pastors to know how to answer them.
I was asked to debate baptism with a Christian Reformed pastor. As we talked back and forth for more than two hours, it was clear how much we shared in common but also how Christians from our traditions can often misunderstand each other on this issue.
Heather and I visited a funeral director recently. His company was having a sale on funeral services and we wanted to get in on it before its expiry date. Before our expiry date too, I suppose.
Be the kind of Christian who is kind and gracious to young, earnest pastors who still have room to grow.