It is a bad habit to try to teach without personal knowledge. We can preach, and yet we do not possess. This is one of the occupational hazards of those of us in our profession. It also seems to carry a horrible curse of spiritual sterility, that the wise believer can discern. It's been 13 years … Continue reading Battle Scars
This should supply direction and dialogue on the issues faced by every church member. It is a great opportunity we have been given--- to minister to every person in the Body of Christ. ---Bryan by Ken Camp, Associated Baptist Press — Living with depression — or any other form of mental illness — is like … Continue reading How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?
I always felt that being a pastor was a lot like this Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually troubling problems. These are bruised and painful areas, things that result in terrible devastation in our lives and loved ones. Here are just a few of them: alcoholism and drug abuse mental illnesses homosexuality … Continue reading We Plead for Good Pastors
Recently I read a news story about pastors who have been led into atheism. These are all evangelical men, some with more than 20 years of experience in the pulpit. They've turned to a belief that God does not exist. Here is part of the article: There is among us a prevalent manipulation that is relentlessly … Continue reading Being Lured Back, [Apostasy]