Battle Ground of the Mind There is a battleground for the mind of the next generation. All ideas have consequences. What you don’t know can be what you should know. Your source of education and worldview determines your actions. Actions flow from our thoughts, and our ideas come from what we have heard, read, and … More The Battle Over Education
A friend of ours recently responded to my latest blog on Why Pastors Support Trump. I posted it on Facebook and my friend countered why he had trouble supporting Trump. He gave four reasons why it was difficult to support Trump’s presidency. Here is my response. Thank you for your thoughts in regards to my … More Responding to Trump Support
Recently, Ami and I were asked why, as pastors, were we supporting President Trump. I think that is a fair question in light of his personal life and often shocking tweets and comments. There are specific reasons why 80% of evangelical Christians support Trump and why so many pastors are speaking up for him including … More Why So Many Pastors Support Trump
The epistle of James says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, … More James 5 Prayer – Is anyone among you sick?
(This article is taken from Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, by Glenn Shaffer) Apostolic Authority, Flaunted or Discerned Anytime a truth is brought forth in the Church, the flesh of man is always present. We must always be reminded we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Excesses can happen in doctrine or practice. We … More Apostles, Servants or Celebrities
When I was a child, missionaries often came to our church where my father pastored. When they came it was one of my favorite times. I was always moved by their stories, pictures, and paraphernalia. They were not necessarily moving speakers but they spoke of the gospel going to places that I had never been. … More Keys to Being a Great Missions Church – Four Pulpits of the Church
This is part 2 of a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. There is no justification for racism in any form or in any variance or degree. As already stated in part one of this series of blogs, … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 2
After 1,000 years of preaching the gospel, there was still only one believer for every 270 people. In 1900, there was one for every fiftyone people; in 1950, one in twentyseven; in 1980, one in eleven; and in 1990, one believer for every seven people. Today, there is nearly one in four. What growth! It’s amazing to see scripture fulfilled. … More Inauguration of the Kingdom