Explicit Word and Principle

There are two elements of the Bible that makes it useful for people in living by faith: explicit statements about what is good and acceptable and what is wrong and undesirable; and principles that cover items that may not be explicitly addressed in the text of Scripture. Read more…

Soul and Spirit

“For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 Bible in Basic English [BBE]*, 1941). Read more…

How Do You Feel About It?

Recently, again, I have had occasion to be questioned by believers who no longer “feel” like God is real. Watchman Nee points out that faith rests on trusting God for what God has done, not for how we feel today about life. Read more…

The Game of Death

Today, July 24, 2017, I listened to an episode of Ideas on CBC Radio. The topic was gender portrayal in video games. Read more…

5-fold Ministry 2

 

Decades ago I preached a Pentecost sermon and some charismatics were in attendance. When I showed the miracle on that occasion was not Peter speaking languages, but unbelievers hearing in their own language, these people interrupted me and condemned me. Read more…

5-fold Ministry

I was doing research for someone and came upon the teaching about the 5-fold ministry again. Something came together for me. Read more…

Wait on God Alone

Usually I update language of older writings, but this seemed better left unedited. If anyone cannot quite follow this add a comment and I will publish a modernized version. Read more…