Over the last few weeks I’ve addressed been trying to help address a biblical model of church government. I hope it isn’t a passé issue to you. Having a right church polity is extremely important to the health of the church, which is why I’ve taken up three whole posts to cover the subject. The Reformer John Knox, after who’s grave this blog is named, argued rightly that a church without proper order can accomplish nothing:
As the Word of God is the life and soul of this Church, so this godly order and discipline is as it were sinews in the body, which knit and join the members together with decent order and comeliness… it is an order left by God unto His Church.
… Continue reading
With the help of modern media and technology, there have been some really good things happening in Evangelicalism. Yes, there’s a lot of bad things happening too. You don’t have to read very many of my posts on PS23 to realize I know that. But, on a positive note, the most positive things I’ve noticed, in my opinion, is a renewed desire to understand the biblical languages, a resurgence in Reformed soteriology, and a new pursuit to adopt a biblical form of church government in local churches.
I see all of those as a very good thing. Churches have particularly been re-evaluating their church structure and leadership.… Continue reading
Growing up, my two main sports were always soccer and track. I loved them both, and had a pretty comprehensive knowledge of both of them as an athlete. I have also coached both those sports on a junior high and high school level, and I would say with moderate success as well (no humble brag here… I have a point to this). I knew both sports well. I played soccer through high-school and refereed through college. I ran track through high-school and college, and served as an official for many meets. But one day, I tried my hat at coaching an elementary girls basketball team.… Continue reading
To address the elephant that inevitably crowds its way into any discussion concerning the competing views of leadership within the church, I will start by saying that I in no way condone the subjugation, devaluation, mistreatment, or dehumanization of women. I believe that women are equally created in the image of our God, equally saved by grace and faith in Jesus Christ, and equally spiritually gifted by the Holy Spirit. However, as I hold to the position in this discussion normally referred to as Complementarianism, I do believe that even as all of these things are true so also is it true that God created men and women differently in order that they fulfill different roles within creation.… Continue reading