How Not to Interpret the Bible

Among the hats I wear at The King's University, one is teaching a required undergraduate course called “Biblical Background and Interpretation.” That course is designed teach students how to interpret the Bible and apply it in their...

Podcast: Reviving a Dying Church in Uncertain Times

Pastor Brady Boyd took over New Life Church, whose previous pastor experienced a highly publicized moral failure. Bringing the church back to health would be an uphill battle. That's when disaster struck. A shooter entered the church...

Where in Revelation Does the Woman in Chapter 12 Come From?

Following up on the last post, a telling question to ask is, “Where did the Jewish woman in 12:1-6 come from in the wider flow of the Book of Revelation?” The most obvious textual location to find...

Is There Antisemitism in Your Theology?

Editor's note: The King's University has announced a new concentration in antisemitism and Jewish Advocacy. “Their rotten and unbending stiff-neckedness deserves that they be oppressed unendingly and without measure or end and that they...

Unexpected Pregnancy and the Church

A few years ago I met a single and pregnant woman named Jordan. She was 19. She joined Embrace Grace, a support group for women with unexpected pregnancies at my church, and she shared her story with...

Why Christians Don’t Tithe

I believe in tithing. Soon after joining my first church as an adult, I received a membership packet, which included a statement about giving. It read, "As a member of this church, you agree to support this...

Mind the Gap

Charles Haddon Spurgeon pastored the great New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London, England, from 1854 to 1892. He was only 19 years old when he was called to pastor New Park Chapel, a...

Pastoral Counseling

My husband and I were lead pastors for 32 years. We served mostly in small communities where church people were more like family. Being the “parents” of the family meant we frequently got a frantic call at...

New Tomorrows

As a new year unfolds, the Lord wants us to know what to believe Him for and how to be open to that, because He is set to do it. How can we step forward into His...

A Meditation for Turbulent Times

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging....

Have Yourself A Merry “Family” Christmas

My car door closed with a reluctant click. I stood next to my vehicle, jaw dropped, absorbing the scene. I couldn’t believe my eyes. My wife and I looked at each other wondering if we should go...

Peace on Your Earth

I love the story of Jesus’ birth because it does much more than simply tell a story. It reminds us we can experience peace no matter what we’re going through. In fact, peace on earth is the...