Category Archives: Lists

11 Reasons Churchplanting in Poor Areas is Difficult

Paul preached at Thessalonica for 3 weeks before leaving the area because of persecution (Acts 17:1-10). When he left, a solid church was planted whose faith was spoken of throughout the world (1 Thess. 1:8). Yet, churchplanters in the poor … Continue reading

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8 Ways Women Are Better Than Men

In creating women, God gave the world some wonderful gifts that He did not unveil when He formed men. Women are uniquely vessels of God’s beauty, goodness, and truth, and yes, this post is filled with stereotypes. Not every woman … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to Love Young Earth Creation

Last year I made a list of Biblical reasons to hold to a Young Earth. By that term, I mean thousands of years not millions. No one knows precisely the age of the earth, but that’s not what is being … Continue reading

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2014 Booklist

I grade books in five categories so that the maximum score is a 10. Each book can get a zero, 1, or 2 according to the grid below. My scores follow the book title in the list below.  Under each … Continue reading

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Six Evidences that Fundamentalists Are Sinfully Dismissive of Theology

Recently a friend passed on to me a little cluster of four sermons on “Theology Matters” by fundamentalism’s Lloyd-Jones’, Mark Minnick. His first message summarized the following list, except that he included an “if” at the beginning of each one so … Continue reading

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Evangelistic Questions

Choose one of these questions to try this week. I commonly use this list in evangelism. Yes, you may notice the influence of D. James Kennedy, John Van Gelderen, and Ray Comfort. Getting to the Gospel 1.    If you were … Continue reading

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Ethical Dilemmas of a Missionary

Since arriving in South Africa, I have been stretched in ways that I didn’t expect. Probably the most unexpected was the swirl of ethical decisions that I found confronting me at one time or another. So here is a top … Continue reading

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Economic Principles for Children

As I have grappled with how to minister with poverty all around me, here are some principles that I have compiled from many different sources. Our college graduates have received them as well as the young people in our youth … Continue reading

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Intellectual Sustenance of 2013

Listed in the basic order that I read them this year, here are the books that I completed in 2013. By completed, I mean first that I grasped the author’s main point including his most significant arguments, and second, I … Continue reading

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9 Good Bad Examples From Evangelical Academia

While I acknowledge that Christians must love God with their minds, I am often disturbed by the intellectual statements and positions of men in the most influential places within the evangelical academy. On top of this, many ministers seem to … Continue reading

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