The List

1 Timothy 3:2-7 contains a list that people usually consider to be qualifications for a leadership role within the Church. The normal practice (at least in Baptist circles) has little to do with determining if their leaders actually meet the requirements of this list, but they often use it if they want to kick their[Continue Reading…]

Developing a Biblical Ecclesiology Lecture

My pastor and friend, Alan Knox, gave a lecture to one of Dr. Black’s (of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) classes about how his Ecclesiology was developed. He was able to record the lecture and post it to his website. I listened to it, thought it was great, and wanted to share it with you all.[Continue Reading…]

Money and the Church: A Fulltime Story

Today’s post is part of a synchroblog dealing with money and the church. It is a pretty broad topic, and many people are writing about different aspects of “money and the church.” At the bottom of this post you’ll find a list of links of other contributors to this subject. Today, I am going to[Continue Reading…]

What does Paul …

Last week I was asked to teach a Sunday School lesson for one of our brothers. They just started going through the letter we call 1 Corinthians and he asked me to teach on chapter 1:10-17. 10 But I exhort you brothers through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. So that you all say[Continue Reading…]

The Truth About Timothy?

As many of you know, I thoroughly enjoy the Alcohol debate… that is the debate between people who believe the Bible teaches Christian to abstain versus people who disagree. From time to time my ears perk up when I hear people discussing this issue. Often times it is a preacher or teacher very so subtly[Continue Reading…]