'Culture' Tagged Posts

'Culture' Tagged Posts

How to Judge a Sermon

How to Judge a Sermon  Pastoring is a very broad job; pastors are counselors and confidants, teachers and trainers, supervisors and superintendents. Each pastor is uniquely gifted for and/or prefers one of these roles over the others. This is natural and is part of how the pastor is made in the image of God. Differences in ministry preferences and skills are to be…

Worthwhile Reads

Worthwhile Reads I am a proud bibliophile. One of my goals is to read some form of printed media every day of the year. The reason is that good books have the ability to change lives. If you will read good books, they will make you into a better, more informed person. Unfortunately, bad books abound; some books simply aren’t worth the time or the money they require. If…

What Is This TV Show Teaching My Kids?

What Is This TV Show Teaching My Kids? God said, “Let us make man in our image.”[1] Aside from the heavy Trinitarian implications, this verse teaches us something about who we are as humans. We are fundamentally different from everything else which God has made. We are the pinnacle of God’s good creation; He cares for no other part of the created order…

What Every Pastor Wants

What Every Pastor Wants A few weeks ago, my wife’s flatiron unexpectedly gave up the ghost. Like the good, dutiful husband I am, or at least attempt to be on my better days, I bought her a replacement flatiron which arrived in the mail later that week. Now, this process revealed two things to me. First, flatirons are outrageously expensive! I’m currently…