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 Pure

Nothing will gut your leadership more quickly than habitual and enslaving sin, especially sexual sin. If you want to lead better, you need to get pure. Not only does sexual sin hamper our relationship with God, but the subsequent guilt and shame damage our leadership. Satan wants pastors sitting on the sidelines, feeling guilty and…