8 Songs Featuring God’s Transcendence

Recently, I wrote about the church's need to recover the doctrine of God's transcendence. You can read that post here. As an extension of that recovery which ought to come most naturally and fundamentally from the preaching of God's Word is song selection. Our theology is largely influenced by our doxology and vice versa. We... Continue Reading →

Recovering Transcendence in Corporate Worship

We ought to recover the doctrine of the transcendence of God and discover how it plays out in our corporate worship services. A. W. Tozer, that quotable pastor-theologian of the mid-20th century, once wrote: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Our mindset when considering... Continue Reading →

A Plea for Shepherding (or, We Are Not CEOs)

This is a blog for all people involved in church. Do not be thrown by the title; this blog is not simply for pastors alone. Laymen need to hear this just as much as pastors. Laymen lay the ground for pastoral expectations in the local church.  You should read this, even if you aren't in... Continue Reading →

Titus 2:1-10

Our passage today is the result of following through with the qualifications of elders (1:5-9) and avoiding of false teachings, shown in 1:10-16. If the church, and we all have a part in this, pastors and laymen, will hold leadership accountable to what the Bible commands - no more, no less - then the church... Continue Reading →

Titus 1:10-16

Paul continues on in his letter to young Titus. In most translations, this passage is still under the heading of "Qualifications for Elders." Check my last post for the first passage in this section. Paul has already described the positive qualities of elders in the church, but now he is describing some troubling trends in... Continue Reading →

Titus 1:5-9

Today's passage brings about the section titled "Qualifications for Elders." Now, to some, this may not seem important. The temptation is to skip this part because you are not called to be an elder. But I remind you again of 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching,... Continue Reading →

The Future of the Church

I hear this question a lot: "What will the church look like in the future?" We are in a time of general uneasiness in our nation and the even greater context of our world. Confusion is reigning as we recover from an absolutely insane election cycle. People are wondering about the future of the church... Continue Reading →

Why is the Bible So Hard to Read?

Let's all be honest with one another: The Bible can be hard to read. We wake up some days and the last thing we do is read the Bible. There is no desire to open God's Word on these days. The temptation on these days is to blame the Bible. We are quick to point... Continue Reading →

5 Ways You Can Encourage Your Pastor

Pastors need encouragement. Often, most church members only see a small part of the pastoral ministry: The Sunday Service. It is easy to forget the other aspects of ministry that your pastor has been doing throughout the week. Much of it goes unnoticed. Ministry can be quite demanding, both spiritually and physically, on your pastor. Your... Continue Reading →

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