The Church and the Parachurch

THE CHURCH AND THE PARACHURCH There’s an old hand gesture that children do to describe the church. It goes like this: “Here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people.” It’s funny how…

The Problem of Pigs

“Whither is God?” he cried; “I will tell you. We have killed him—you and I. All of us are his murderers. But how did we do this? How could we drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to…

Pastoral Thoughts on Politics

Biblical Government – Theocracy 1 Samuel 8:7 “The LORD said to Samuel…they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.” The Biblical worldview combined with the common grace of general revelation teaches man that…

New Testament Deacon

A short essay on Alexander Strauch’s The New Testament Deacon: The Church’s Minister of Mercy When I began reading this book, I had now idea what a Deacon was supposed to be and therefore had no idea there was a…

God

Introduction God’s nature and character have been the central topic for many theologians throughout the centuries. This is not to assume that anyone is able to completely understand and know God for His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8).…