Few professing Christians would say it's OK to obey parts of the Bible but not others, yet that is precisely what we do. Maybe more disturbingly is that many Christians don't even realize they're doing it.
Whether in a Bible study or preaching a sermon, here are five simple, biblical guidelines for identifying those who should be teaching in the church.
Are you feeling defeat because of sin, or frustrated over circumstances? This is often the result replacing theology with a blend of toxic ideologies, half-truths, and human wisdom. If that sounds like you, perhaps you’ve embraced a form of me-ology.
We all like to talk about ourselves. But we learn from the great Charles Spurgeon that the art of inquiry—simply learning how to ask questions—can revolutionize our ability to make conversation, and make those conversations count for eternity.
The Christian life is a life of struggle. This was central to John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress." English puritan John Owen, in his classic work "The Mortification of Sin," assumes the Christian life is a war. If battling is essential to the Christian life, how are we to fight, and where does the power of God come into play?
God's will is that we have Christian relationships that are open and honest, brothers or sisters to whom we can confess our failings (Jas. 5.16). If we don't, it's doubtful whether we actually have Christian relationships at all. But we need to be honest about the danger of honesty.
There is a debate raging within conservative evangelicalism today about whether or not to embrace the tenets of CRT. Some adamantly oppose it, but a large percentage of evangelicals have accepted it, and some as an outworking of the gospel itself. What is the reason for this divide, and what are we to do about it?