The Bible is a library of 66 books, composed over a period of fifteen hundred years. The authors involved in this inspired anthology come from a variety of backgrounds, locations, historical situations, professions, and ethnicities. While each book has its individual purpose, each work develops the overarching theme that humanity is the creation of an […]Read more "The Divisions of the Bible: A Starting Place"
There are powerful lessons stemming from the interaction between Jesus, a Pharisee, and a woman with a troubled past. It challenges our treatment of those who emerge from dark places and do so with faith.Read more "Lessons from a “Sinful” Woman"
A brief look at 1 Peter 5:1-5 and a consideration of its implications for church membership.Read more "The Flock of God that is Among You"
One of the qualifications for the “guardians” (overseers) concerns the Christian man’s public reputation among non-Christians. In 1 Tim 3:7, the church is called to evaluate this testimony as a preventive measure in the selection process of a “guardian.”Read more "A Matter of Public Record (1 Tim 3:7)"
John writes to a Christian leader under attack and encourages him to continue to make partners with those who teach the truth. 3 John is a powerful little letter that reminds us to become fellow workers for the truth. It also reminds us that real leaders serve others, they do not seek power.Read more "Studies in 3 John: The Fellowship of the Truth"
Emerging Elders is a perfect balance of scholarship and the heart of a servant attempting to live incarnationally. Incarnational leadership is at the heart of Emerging Elders and calls Christians to develop leaders who lead God’s church biblically and to address the real life problems the people of God face with the most fundamental gift God has given his people agape love.Read more "Book Review: Emerging Elders"
In this book review, I consider a volume that helps its readers know “oneself” and understand the importance of personal integrity, developing vision, finding ways to improve, empowering others, and acknowledging the importance of others with whom we work. This book provides strategies on where to begin and to execute our service at a high level.Read more "Book Review: Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge"