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A New Beginning

All good things must come to an end. For those of you who are new to the Church calendar, we are coming to the end of the Church liturgical year. The Church year goes from Advent to Pentecost and today is the last Sunday of Pentecost, traditionally known as Christ the King Sunday. You are(…)

Postures in Revelation

Revelation is a worship service filled with music, prayers, and responses. Notable though, is the use of bodily postures in John’s description of heavenly worship. Almost in every instance, there is a reference to kneeling, bowing, standing, etc. In short, public worship demands bodily postures from the entire congregation.

10 Tweets on the Care of Pastors

Pastoral theology needs to be considered afresh if it is to provide modern pastors the motivation to continue in long-term ministry. #10 If pastors are the priests of society, then they need to be restored and renewed first by the Great High Priest. #9 “It is I. Do not fear” is probably the most needed(…)

Tenacious Biblical Fellowship

Paul Tautges in his Counseling One Another observes that one of the affects of relying on secular psychology has been the internalizing of the faith, thus leading to a departure from the Church. He writes that the early church would never have entertained such a strange notion. The Church was tenacious about its biblical fellowship. He observes:(…)

Feminine Threads

I am slowly working my way through Diana Severance’s stimulating Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History. The preface traces the attempt of feminism to re-write Biblical and Christian history. Severance observes that in the process of viewing the Bible just as another myth, the feminists “found themselves back in the garden with Eve, questioning what(…)

Baptism of Little Ezra

As a pastor, I have many privileges. Among them is to baptize little people. This past Sunday, I had the joy of baptizing my fourth boy, Ezra Alexander. But this baptism is not a single event. It’s an unfolding event. Baptism is not a ticket to heaven, it’s a call to live heavenly. As the(…)