Category Archives: Pastoral

35 Reasons Men Should Be Leaders

Male leadership in the Creation account Adam was formed first. 2:7 Adam was employed by God, not Eve. 2:15 Adam received God’s commandment. 2:17 Adam received a helper; he was not the helper. 2:18 Adam named Eve. 2:23 Adam is … Continue reading

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“A Christian Feminist Manifesto”

In hopes of seeing the greatest success, human prosperity, and spiritual blessedness among the women of the world, while at the same time refuting and guarding ourselves against those practices that have most uniformly degraded the female sex, we commit … Continue reading

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Why Dispensationalists Believe in a Millennium

Recently a friend wrote to me, “Am I so far off base when I say dispensationalists want a millennium so Christ can vindicate His first advent and prove He is all He claimed to be?” When some pastors who believe … Continue reading

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Should Pastors Read Widely?

Reading widely provides a sure-footed stance when a preacher gives facts in teaching and preaching; it produces interesting illustrations; it guides him away from time-wasting topics when evangelizing the particular group to which God has called him; it produces applications … Continue reading

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A Christian Response to the Fees Must Fall Movement

In October 2015, students at university campuses across SA began protesting that the fee increases of 10.5% were too high. These fees were based on increasing costs of materials, inflation, and teacher’s salaries. The students demanded no increase in the … Continue reading

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21 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a TV

Spiritual blessings Do I need this TV to increase my joy in Heaven? In what way will this TV increase my personal holiness? How can this TV glorify God according to 1 Cor. 10:31 “…do all to the glory of … Continue reading

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Toward Correcting Boring Sermons

Some true sermons are boring, and this should not be tolerated by the preacher because he stands in the most vital office on earth. To bore someone with that which is most beautiful? To tire someone’s mind with the message … Continue reading

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50 QUESTIONS FOR A CHARISMATIC CHRISTIAN

Evangelism and missions Have you ever known a charismatic who moved to a poorer culture with a different language for the sake of planting churches? How could you answer an experienced missionary’s contention that the practices of tongues and miracles … Continue reading

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Is Rap Music Sinful?

Some time back, one godly man asked another if rap music was sinful. The question of course pointed to a deeper debate about culture, meaning, and beauty. Had I been asked, here is my answer. Rap music is sinful like… … Continue reading

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The Fourfold Wrath of God

Even in our hymns we praise the glory of God’s anger. Till on the cross as Jesus died,   The wrath of God was satisfied.  The love of God is wonderfully complex, but it is not alone. In at least … Continue reading

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