Life-Long Ministry: A Post-Graduate’s Musings

TMSFirst, I want to say hello to the blog world. Second, I want to thank the guys here at PS23 for asking me to be a part of this blog. I am honored and hope my writing is a blessing to them as it is to the blog sphere.

On May 12, 2013, I received my diploma for the Master of Divinity (M.Div) Degree from The Master’s Seminary. On May 11, 2014, I received my diploma for the Master of Theology (TH.M) Degree, also from TMS. The mantra of TMS is to “train men as if lives depended on it!” I can say with the utmost confidence, that they have trained me in such a way.… Continue reading

Galatians 3:28 And Eldership

GalatiansIn this series of articles concerning the role of eldership and women I have undertaken to establish that leadership in the church is male, here; that Scripture provides for us a pattern of male leadership for God’s people, here; and that likewise Scripture actually prohibits women from participating in two of the main activities of elders – teaching mixed groups of adults and exercising authority over the same, here. Finally, here today I will address the common claim that Galatians 3:28 makes all of these previous arguments moot in the entire discussion.

Many egalitarians agree that the instructions provided in 1 Timothy 2 regarding women, teaching, and the exercise of authority are nothing more than the importation of Roman household codes into the church.… Continue reading

Back to Basics: The Church

church_blueprintThe doctrine of the church is one of the most fundamental and basic doctrines of the Christian faith. It’s the mystery fulfilled in the New Testament. It’s simple, and has a simple mandate, but the church has been under attack since its conception. No doubt the enemy knows the importance of the church, the blessings of the church, and the responsibility of the church, and Satan will do anything in his power to thwart, hinder, and distract the church from fulfilling its purpose in this age. In its infancy, he tried to persecute it, but his attempt to stomp out its embers only resulted in the rapid spread of the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire.… Continue reading

1 Timothy 2:11-12 and the Role of Elder

John 17,17As I have spent a lot of time considering the sufficiency of Scripture in addressing the various questions regarding the conduct of one’s life, I had to recognize as well that it addresses all the questions relating to the conduct of Christians within the context of the local church gathering. What’s more, as I believe that Scripture speaks authoritatively and without error on those issues I must search the pages of the Bible in order to answer any questions or objections folks have to the restriction of the role of elder to men. That shall be the purpose of this post, to look at the one passage in particular that is so often the center of the disagreement to determine exactly what it has to say and how we must respond.… Continue reading

ADHD – Fact or Fiction? (Reprise)

Your child has been “diagnosed” with ADHD. Now what? While answering this question on a blog is no easy task, it is a question that I know many parents have wondered. Godly parents love their children dearly, and they certainly want what’s best for them. More often then not, however, when it comes to something like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, shouldn’t they just leave this to the professionals? The problem is, are the professionals being professional? Are the “professionals” even being honest?

A few years ago, in February 2012, there was a shocking confession in the Der Spiegel. In his last

Leon Eisenberg

Leon Eisenberg

interview before his death, Leon Eisenberg, who is considered the “scientific father of ADHD,” admitted in an interview with Der Spiegel, that “ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” When questioned further about this, he was asked, “Experts speak of 5.4 million American children (1 in 10 boys at the age of 10) who display the symptoms typical of ADHD.… Continue reading