Category: Essays

Does Love Surpass Doctrine?

Does Love Surpass Doctrine?

Does love surpass doctrine? Is unity of doctrine, knowledge and thought as important as unity of the Body of Christ itself? I suggest that most people facing this question would easily agree that love...

The Problem of Pornography

The Problem of Pornography

Dealing with the problem of pornography is a difficulty that as many as 98% of men deal with on a regular basis. In this article we consider the problem of pornography in a biblical...

The bitter pain of “Unanswered Prayer”

The bitter pain of “Unanswered Prayer”

In this article, I want to discuss the pain that we feel when we think that God has refused us a dream. I want to discuss unanswered prayer, understanding that God’s silence is actually...

How to have a Heart Connection with God

How to have a Heart Connection with God

In some respects, I am writing this article to remind myself what it takes to have a heart connection with God. Do you remember a time when your heart seemed to connect effortlessly with...

When Ritual Overtakes Worship

When Ritual Overtakes Worship

In this article, I want to explore how we can navigate to a more authentic worship of the Father and His Son, unencumbered by Ritual. I want to show how in some churches, it...

Extravagant Love

Extravagant Love

I have lived a life full of extravagant love that I had no idea existed. The 2019 film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood highlights this for everyone. In particular, this scene really resonated...

How to love Church

How to love Church

It takes some spiritual maturity to effect positive change. There are some who in an excess of enthusiasm pursue change without much understanding based on a desire to be progressive but a lack of ability to turn to God’s word and drink deeply. On the other hand, there are some who out of an intense desire to hold fast to the old ways, again, lacking in ability to drink deeply of the word of God, refuse to countenance any change for fear of letting go of the traditions of their parents.

Does it matter what you believe?

Does it matter what you believe?

Does it matter what you believe? If it does matter what you believe, and given that even people who think alike will have some nuanced differences, what line can be drawn between believers where “fellowship” can be achieved. In this article, I want to explore whether obedience to God can be achieved even if we associate with people who believe things that are different than what I believe.