The Church

September 29, 2014

3 Foundations for Christian Unity

We know that unity is an important topic in the Bible. Jesus prayed for the unity of believers in His well-known prayer in John 17 (see […]
July 23, 2014

3 Characteristics of Apostles

In my previous article, we looked at the question of whether or not there are modern day apostles. The early church was not primarily led by […]
July 14, 2014

Are there Modern Day Apostles?

Has it ever occurred to you that the church in the New Testament was not primarily led by pastors? While in our modern church culture, the […]
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 […]
August 17, 2013

Remarrying Truths that have Been Divorced

There are certain truths and concepts in Scripture that are meant to be paired together. When these “divine pairs” work together they release the grace and […]
July 5, 2013

The God of Spontaneity AND Structure

I have been contemplating recently how God is both a God of spontaneity and a God of structure. Spontaneity and structure are opposites—how could they ever […]
July 3, 2013

The Danger of Reacting to Error

One of the subtle dangers in the Christian life is the temptation to react to error. We see an erroneous teaching or practice, and we rightly […]
June 16, 2013

The Cry for Spiritual Fathers

One of the great needs in the church today is for spiritual fathers who will pour into the next generation. It seems that true spiritual fathers […]
June 7, 2013

Pastors and Evangelists: The People-focused Gifts

When it comes to the fivefold ministry gifts, each of the five has a primary focus of ministry. For example, prophets and teachers are primarily focused […]
June 4, 2013

Prophets and Teachers: A Needed Balance in the Church

An article I wrote on the fivefold ministry over a year ago continues to be one of the most popular articles on my blog. There seems […]
May 14, 2013

Dividing Between Soul and Spirit

One of the great needs in the church today is the discernment to divide between soul and spirit. According to the Bible, it is the Word […]
March 12, 2013

Restoring the Gospel of the Kingdom

One of the keys to restoring the ministry of Jesus is restoring the message of Jesus. What was the message that Jesus preached? Matthew 4:23 says […]