Encourage Pastors by Giving Up Discouraging Language!

I love pastors. In fact, I think pastors get a bad rap because of the foolish or immoral acts of a few. Sometimes it seems that our culture just assumes that the vast majority of pastors are all about manipulating people and making a lot of money. Yet the pastors that...

Thicken Your Eucharist!

Tonight I participated in a group discussion on a variety of theological issues with some friends and family from the church I serve and another local church that I love (Faith Free Evangelical Church). Through the course of the discussion, my good friend Pastor Mike...

What are the Privileges of Believers?

Have you ever stopped to think about the privileges that believers in Christ have? Sometimes I think we take what we have for granted, so it’s helpful to have a reminder. Tonight I was reading through John Owen’s Lesser Catechism and found a great answer...

Calvin on the “True Church”

John Calvin writes, “Accordingly, inasmuch as it was of importance to us to recognise it, the Lord has distinguished it by certain marks, and as it were symbols. It is, indeed, the special prerogative of God to know those who are his, as Paul declares in the...