Speaking in Tongues? Some Warnings.

Speaking in Tongues? Some Warnings.

Speaking in tongues is a most controversial spiritual gift. I preached a message from 1 Corinthians 14 this past Sunday and shared some of its principles with our congregation. I thought I would share them with you. Problems surrounding speaking in tongues have been...
Christian Unity: Four Reasons

Christian Unity: Four Reasons

Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Chips and salsa. Oreos and milk. French fries and ketchup.  Some things are just better together. God designed the church to be better together. The church is best when it is working together. Like a healthy human body, every...
How much should we pay our pastor?

How much should we pay our pastor?

Of all the issues that church leaders face, the question of pastoral staff salary can be a minefield. Few other issues can be as divisive to a congregation. I recall early in my pastoral ministry, when the time came to discuss salary, the tempers would fly. Some felt...
Today’s Ceiling – Tomorrow’s Floor

Today’s Ceiling – Tomorrow’s Floor

Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. It is not passed to the next generation through our genetics. Every generation must embrace the truth of the Gospel individually. God has no grandchildren. The older I get the more I realize I am leaving a...
Ministry: Love it – Don’t Leave it!

Ministry: Love it – Don’t Leave it!

Don’t pastors only work one day a week? I have heard that line too many times. Yes, Sunday is our BIG work day (I thought it was a day of rest?) But the rest of the week is mostly preparing for that big day or following up on what happened that day. Caring for...