This will be a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. Racism is evil. It is simply the result of sin. That is why there is no other place where races are truly “one” other than at the foot … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 1
There is a new four-letter word in our culture and in the church. In an attempt to embrace an adequate understanding of grace the church has shied away from using it. A word we dare not use anywhere. A word that can get you accused for re-implementing the “law.” A word that will bring charges … More A New Four-Letter Word
In the New Testament every believer was seen as a minister. Those called to the five-fold gifts were given to equip the members to do the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-12). Since every member in the body of Christ is to be a minister there must be equipping and developing of those ministers. Equipping … More Five Keys to Developing in Ministry
In the church today many are wrestling with the ministry of the apostle and trying to grasp what authority an apostle has and what does that authority look like. Like any function in the church it can become more complicated because of the weakness of man’s flesh, yet God has chosen to work through earthen … More Understanding Apostolic Authority
All of these five gifts are given to equip the saints in the local church. The gifts are given to equip and because of that, members should be able to do the work of any of the five without necessarily standing in gift of the five-fold. The equipping is done not by what they do but simply by who they are. … More Foundational Gifts in the Church – Apostles and Prophets
Give God thanks for delivering you from the power of sin. … More What is Sin?
A Christian viewpoint must be reasoned from the Bible. The Word of God is alive and powerful and is able to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. That is why you must guard your heart. The world entices the mind and heart. The more your heart is given to God, the less you will be attracted to the world. … More Overcoming the World