The Church

May 6, 2023

Leading as Fathers and Mothers in the Church

There are various descriptions of leadership in the New Testament and various roles mentioned. Leaders are described as shepherds, builders, soldiers, and more. One of the […]
March 8, 2023

Five Descriptions of the Church

The New Testament has various descriptions of the church. Below is an excerpt from the Rooted Discipleship Manual which includes several of these descriptions, each showing […]
February 15, 2022

How Predators and Abusers Blend Into the Church

For the past several years the Lord has increasingly called me to speak up about abuse in the church. This is not a topic that I […]
May 6, 2020

How Long Should the Church Set Aside Essential Practices to Follow the Government’s COVID-19 Orders?

As with other pastors, the last several weeks have brought intense challenges and difficult decisions as our congregation walks through the COVID-19 crisis. One of the […]
October 25, 2018

How to Incorporate Deliverance into the Life of Your Church

When reading the New Testament, it becomes quite clear that deliverance from evil spirits was a normal part of the ministry of Jesus and was carried […]
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 […]
April 25, 2016

Christians: Stop Trying so Hard to be Non-religious!

There is a lot of information about the “religious spirit” and how to be free from its influence. I have written before that the religious spirit […]
April 18, 2016

4 Myths About Organic Church

I am a big proponent of the church developing organically. I believe that many church growth methods used in the American church are too formulaic and […]
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 […]
June 20, 2015

4 Characteristics of Spiritual Fathers

One of the desperate needs of the church today is for true spiritual fathers and mothers to arise and pour into the next generation of believers. […]