Category Archives: Leadership

The Apostles and the Rise of the Papacy

I’m going to buy myself some time to work on the early church timeline and the notes on the timeline by posting this related video. The video is an hour long. I try never to do that, but it’s one … Continue reading

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Behavior Is Better Than Belief

The last time I posted on this subject, someone complained that behavior is not better than belief. Godly behavior is the produce of belief and cannot be obtained without belief, so how can behavior be better? Okay, that’s true. “Apart … Continue reading

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The Church as a Corporation

Somebody got the bright idea a few years ago that churches should be managed like businesses. So pastors became CEOs, and ministry was put on an assembly line.—J. Lee Grady I agree with the J. Lee Grady, except on the … Continue reading

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Sermons, Disciples, and Taking Notes

Modern preachers repeat and plead, repeat and plead. They know they are talking to those that are not disciples. They have to plead and grab attention so that the person in the pew might consider what they have to say. Continue reading

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Leukemia in the Body of Christ

I apparently stopped being notified by email of comments on this blog. I had a couple that sat for a few days before being approved. Sorry. This is an email I wrote to someone. This is now in the “thinking … Continue reading

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Authority of the Apostles in the Early Church

No written blog today. I wanted to share this video. This is a relatively comprehensive look at the early Christian understanding of the role and authority of the apostles, the source of the Scriptures, the role of tradition, the preservation … Continue reading

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The Five-fold Ministry

I don’t really like the terminology: "Five-fold ministry." However, I can see why it’s used, since five particular gifts are mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12 as being tasked with the job of perfecting the saints for the work of ministry and … Continue reading

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Why You Get Pushed Around and Why You’ll Miss Out If You Let it Happen

This is a defense of Rose Creek Village … sort of. It’s not about Rose Creek Village. It’s about you. I’ve heard, recently, several people complain about some friends of mine—leaders at Rose Creek Village—who are intimidating. I agree they’re … Continue reading

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Who Am I To Be Fabulous?

Who am I to be fabulous? Who am I not to be? Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most … Continue reading

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Untranslated Words in the Bible; A Rant

There are numerous words in our English Bible that aren’t translated, but transliterated. Sometimes that’s not a big deal, but there are some cases that it’s at best a theological cop-out and at worst purposeful deceit. Baptizo An example of … Continue reading

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