The Case for Female Deacons: What Does the Bible Say?

The Bible is God's very Word. Each local church' must carefully study Scripture and allow it to shape its beliefs and practices. It is not sufficient to adopt a position based on human tradition ("we've always done it this way!") nor cultural pressure ("we gotta keep up with the times!"). Scripture must have its say…

The Case for Female Deacons, Part One

How much can a woman do in church? For some Christians the answer is obvious: everything. Most Mainline (i.e. liberal) churches do not believe there are any restrictions on a woman serving in church and now ordain women into the pastorate. Even more theologically conservative denominations are becoming more open to female pastors. The historic position…

Lead Better: Get Organized

Trying to lead while being disorganized is like running a marathon with bricks strapped to your feet. Doable, but unnecessarily difficult. Get organized to lead better. Most definitions of “organization” focus of things being orderly. That’s a good start. But I look at being organized this way: having easy access to what you need to get the…

Unchanging and Changing

Just as my assurance of salvation rests in the fact that God cannot change, my hope of sanctification rests in the fact that I can. What a greater disavowal of the gospel of grace than to claim it is capable of changing every sinner's heart but mine? Jen Wilkin, None Like Him

Blogging Beale | The Temple and the Church’s Mission | Eden as Temple, Chapter 2, Pt. 3

This post continues the discussion of G.K. Beale's book, The Temple and the Church's Mission. As we finish summarizing chapter two, we will look at Beale's arguments for believing that Eden was a temple mountain-sanctuary. This part of Beale's work has been especially influential on biblical scholars. Peter Gentry follows many of Beale's conclusions about Eden as…