A Pastor’s Reflections: Flaws

There are preachers and theologians to whom we listen and read. They fill our hearts with joy because they excel at pointing us to Christ. They move us to tears when we hear them preach, or they instill zeal in our hearts when we read their thunderous …

A Pastor’s Reflections: The Inner Ring

One of the terms that has become popular in the last year is the deep state. In other words, people recognize that there is the recognized government, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, but that at a deeper level there is a group of peo…

A Pastor’s Reflections: Understanding Doctrine

As a professor and minister I regularly evaluate students to determine whether they possess the requisite theological knowledge to pass their exams. After a thirteen week semester students must take their final exam to demonstrate they have mastered th…

A Pastor’s Reflections: Consider

On this day as you revel in the cheer of the season, open gifts, celebrate with family, and perhaps take off to the movie theater to catch the latest show, consider that our triune God loved you before the foundation of the world.

A Pastor’s Reflections: Study Breaks

Over the years I have read and watched presbyteries review pastoral calls, and one of the regular benefits I’ve seen is a one or two-week study break. It’s fairly common, but what is the study break and what’s the best way to use one?

The Members of the Church

What does it mean to be a member of the church?

A Pastor’s Reflections: Sanity in the Swarm of Gnats

In my college days, I used to play in my church’s softball league. I had a lot of fun playing softball with my fellow teammates. In fact, I played in the fall, spring, and summer leagues—almost year-round.

Where is the Church Heading? (Part 2)

In most parts of the world, Biblical, orthodox Christianity is returning to the position it held before the rise of the European church-state complex we call Christendom.

A Pastor’s Reflections: Now Thank We All Our God

One of the things my family does each Thanksgiving is, before we partake of our meal, we sing the first verse of the hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God,” which states

Where Is The Church Heading? (Part 1)

None of us knows the specifics of the future. There are a few things that every Christian knows from Scripture about the future.