January 7, 2014

In Finding Organic Church, I explore how Paul deliberately mentored, coached, and apprenticed his younger coworkers in Ephesus for a period of three years. Essentially, Paul repeated what Jesus did with the Twelve in Galilee in what A. B. Bruce called “the training of the Twelve.” The main difference is that Paul trained eight people instead of twelve. Interestingly, during the time that Paul trained these eight coworkers to carry on his work, he paid for their needs. Rather than taking… Read more

January 4, 2014

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January 3, 2014

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January 2, 2014

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December 30, 2013

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December 29, 2013

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December 28, 2013

I’m fascinated by this double standard. We live in a day that if someone genuinely loves homosexuals, but believes with Paul of Tarsus and the early Christians that the homosexual lifestyle is sinful . . .  just as adultery, slander, stealing, and lying are sinful . . . and if they believe that gay marriage runs contrary to God’s idea of marriage, a sizable portion of the American population will call that person either “homophobic” or a “bigot.” This is… Read more

December 21, 2013

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December 20, 2013

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, the head of the Louisiana clan, told GQ magazine recently that he and his family believe that homosexuality is a sin. Phil said he believed the Bible on this question. He also told the reporter he personally didn’t understand why a man would be interested in another man’s buttocks. Due to these answers to the reporter’s questions, A&E has suspended Phil Robertson from filming the popular TV show “indefinitely.” Last night, I saw a news show… Read more

December 18, 2013

I’m interested to hear about the various and sundry hobbies and pastimes that you all have. Things that you do for fun that aren’t work-related. Even if you derive enjoyment from your work or your ministry, I’m interested in hearing about those things that aren’t directly related to either. For example, I have a friend who is into fishing. That’s what he does for fun. Another is into golf. Another is into tennis. Another loves to hunt. Another is into… Read more

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