Category Archives: Pastoral

20 Questions for Pastors Who Believe Divorce is Permissible

In the past, I have listed the arguments for divorce and against divorce. If you are not familiar with the debate or arguments, then please read those posts. This morning I finished reading Daryl Wingerd’s excellent Divorce and Remarriage: A … Continue reading

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Obedience That Dishonored God

To the government or king Doeg the Edomite obeys the king to murder 85 men (1 Sam. 22:18-19). The men of Keilah would have obeyed the king by delivering up David after he had just saved them (1 Sam. 23:12). … Continue reading

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Disobedience That Honored God

Against government Shiphrah and Puah disobey the Egyptian government (Ex. 1:17). Moses disobeyed the Egyptians government when he defended the cruel taskmaster (Ex. 2:11-12; cf. Heb. 11:24-27). Moses disobeyed the Pharaoh by sending the plagues (Ex. 5-10). Rahab disobeyed the … Continue reading

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Should Christians be Concerned About Freedom?

If your only spiritual concerns deal with the propositions surrounding Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, you have spiritual eye problems. Some think themselves particularly far-seeing because on top of doctrines like atonement and inerrancy, they also care about election and … Continue reading

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A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, Part 3

6. Money that is printed by governments without gold or other wealth behind it is theft. “You shall not steal.” These words seem very simple, but they imply private property, ownership, and even a work ethic. They strictly forbid not … Continue reading

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A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, Part 2

2. Plagues are divinely ordained and sent by God. Lev. 26:21 If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins. Exodus 7-11 … Continue reading

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A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, Part 1

In Dec. 2019, in Wuhan China, a new disease was identified that attacks the lungs making breathing very difficult. Within 3 months, it had spread to 180 countries with approximately 250,000 cases. COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) currently has a … Continue reading

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Seven Types of Pastor in Africa in 2020

Recently, I received a text message with 12 types of pastors in Africa. But the list needed to be reorganized and reduced a little. Here are the seven most common pastors I have seen these days. 1. The Illogical Pastor … Continue reading

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A Theology of Work in 50 Scriptural Observations

1 God is the first worker. 1 God’s work requires mental activity and planning. 1 Completed work pleased God. 1 As a worker, God is detail-oriented. 1:28 Work came before sin. 1:28 Man is given authority and responsibility to control … Continue reading

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What Is a Conservative?

A conservative tends to look to the past for wisdom rather than the present. The accumulated grace of God revealed throughout the ages is a mine in which he finds the resources to continue work in his own era. He … Continue reading

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