Podcast: I enjoyed talking to Dean Inserra about the new prosperity gospel on the Gospel for Life podcast.
Curated links for your weekend reading:
Pastors, you cannot just look at what is happening around you now. Work today for that day when you will finally be able to see your work.
Simply put, local churches aren’t like businesses; they’re more like embassies of a great kingdom or a family in the same household.
Brother pastors, we are preachers first, not podcasters. We must be preachers before we are political pundits, bloggers, tweeters, book reviewers, controversialist, or social commentators.
The honorable Christian is the one who stands before the Lord, not the one who caves before the mob. The honorable Christian is the one who affirms that stance rather than bullying the other person to change it.
By all means, call out the moral failings of Christians, congregations and denominations, left and right; but be specific, do so without slander and vitriol, and make a clear distinction between the church and the specific failings to which you allude in order to promote clear thinking.
Enjoy the internet and don’t let it dominate you.
We need the gut-wrenching honesty of Job, the sobering reminders of Ecclesiastes, and the honest songs and prayers of the Psalms, even this side of Christ.