Have you ever wondered why some Christians want to defend free will?…

Many christians want to defend the idea of free will because somehow without it we must turn into some form of Robo Cop style robot rather than a human being. It's funny, I wonder what the argument would have been before robots were invented? Yet many christian folk are willing to die on the hill … Continue reading Have you ever wondered why some Christians want to defend free will?…

Thesis 3: Sacrificing truth for trendiness, preaching for a Bible talk, worship for a concert, a pulpit for a perspex podium, pastoral care for psychology, the preaching of Christ for mere talk about Christ, and the Word for wokeness; might fill the church, but it will not fill the kingdom of God.

Explanation: The people of God are not entertainers nor professional showmen. They are weak, not woke. Using our wisdom to reach the world might gain groupies but it won't grow godliness. Paul knew this: “And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or … Continue reading Thesis 3: Sacrificing truth for trendiness, preaching for a Bible talk, worship for a concert, a pulpit for a perspex podium, pastoral care for psychology, the preaching of Christ for mere talk about Christ, and the Word for wokeness; might fill the church, but it will not fill the kingdom of God.

Thesis 2: The church that uses principles of worldly wisdom to sell the gospel (like an Apple store, i.e an attractive logo and professional website, uniformed ushers and greeters, catchy vision and mission statements, short and shallow talks etc) needs to spend more time on foolish things like preaching the Word.

Explanation: when churches use worldly principles to reach the 'unchurched' they are inviting spiritual malnutrition among Christians because these principles overwhelmingly address the perceived needs of the perishing, rather than conducting the fullness of worship for those who are being saved. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but … Continue reading Thesis 2: The church that uses principles of worldly wisdom to sell the gospel (like an Apple store, i.e an attractive logo and professional website, uniformed ushers and greeters, catchy vision and mission statements, short and shallow talks etc) needs to spend more time on foolish things like preaching the Word.

Thesis 1: If you cannot preach without using a powerpoint presentation during your sermon, you cannot preach!

Explanation: Always relying on a picture to explain a sermon illustration either means the preacher is lazy, or he does not have the vocabulary nor the grasp of the English language he needs to explain and express the point. The whole auditory vs. visual learner distinction behind the justification of using pictures is questionable and over blown in its importance. … Continue reading Thesis 1: If you cannot preach without using a powerpoint presentation during your sermon, you cannot preach!