Tag Archives: spiritual authority

Ripped Straight From Today’s Headlines!

By | 30 Mar 2022

Breaking News! Some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. So I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first… Read More »

Humility Revisited

By | 23 Jan 2022

It seems the Lord is not done with me on this topic, so this is another view of “the elephant” from a slightly different perspective. As I was continuing my reading in 2 Chronicles today, I came across a passage well-known in Word of Faith (WoF) circles, one I have lost count of the times I’ve heard taught on:… Read More »

Humility

By | 17 Jan 2022

Even casual Bible-readers can quickly detect God’s high regard for the humble. Tragically, many proclaiming themselves “Christian” these days appear to have either glossed over or mentally redacted those passages entirely. Before we get started, the great danger inherent to writing about humility is my being perceived as proclaiming the equivalent of “Humility & How I Achieved It”… Read More »

Double-Minded

By | 31 Dec 2021

My wife and I enjoy watching period movies and TV series. Recently, we stumbled across another British-clergy-as-crime-fighter TV series on PBS called Grantchester. The series takes place during the 1950s and 60s in the eponymous real-life village close to Cambridge University. Its protagonists are an Anglican parish vicar and a hardened police inspector. They develop an unlikely mystery-solving… Read More »

As Much As In Me Is

By | 30 Dec 2021

“In me is working a power stronger than every other power. The life that is in me is a thousand times bigger than I am outside.” —Smith Wigglesworth. “So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.”— Romans 1:15 KJV (emphasis mine) I Have a Lion on the… Read More »

Reflections on Being a Theologue

By | 8 Sep 2021

After reading some of my articles here, the retired founding pastor of the church we once attended labelled me a “theologue.” As we discussed what he meant by the term, he made the following points: Theologues are “watchmen on a wall” called to warn those whom he protects or encounters of the impending dangers of false doctrines and… Read More »