Contending for the Faith

April 4, 2018

The Subtle Danger of Soulish Preaching

One of the subtle dangers in preaching is for the message to be more soulish than spiritual. This is what happens when human wisdom runs the […]
June 28, 2016

Should We Just Ignore The Devil?

There seems to be an increasing number of believers who are taking an approach to the devil that is totally foreign to the New Testament. The […]
May 30, 2016

How Isolating a Truth from Other Truths Causes Error

In a recent article, I mentioned that one of the ways that error gets into the church is when a genuine truth from the Bible gets isolated […]
April 11, 2016

3 Ways that Error Gets Into the Church

The New Testament is full of exhortations to guard against error. There are warnings about false doctrine, false prophets/teachers, lying signs, and other types of destructive […]
July 2, 2015

3 Wrong Responses to the Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

With last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, the social media and blog world have been blowing up non-stop over the […]
October 13, 2014

Heresy Hunters and Pharisee Hunters

There are many ministries out there today that are dedicated to exposing false teaching, pointing out false prophets, and making the church aware of aberrant movements. […]
February 16, 2014

When the Church Becomes a Business

I have a strong aversion to the church being run like a business. Perhaps it has something to do with Jesus flipping tables over in the […]
October 7, 2013

Balaam and Jezebel: Two types of False Prophets

If you are familiar with my ministry, you probably know that I believe fully in the nine manifestation gifts of the Spirit that are listed in […]
October 2, 2013

Avoiding Prophetic Manipulation

I recently had a humorous conversation with my three-year-old son that reminded me of the need to avoid prophetic manipulation. I had asked him to do […]
May 20, 2013

The Connection between Grace and Holiness

Grace seems to be a hot topic these days. This is not surprising, as grace is a major theme in the New Testament. However, I am […]
January 31, 2013

Are We Building the House of God or the Tower of Babel?

I was struck by this thought recently: are we building the house of God or the tower of Babel? The story of the tower of Babel […]
January 29, 2013

3 Destructive Influences that are Infiltrating the Church

Jesus taught that the kingdom of God would have a permeating influence in the world, like leaven does in bread (see Matthew 13:33). But He also […]