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For the Church.
For the World.
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David Prince

On sports and the Christian life: An interview with David Prince, part 2

Sports are never the problem. They are merely exposing the problem. Like all of God’s good gifts, sports can be easily corrupted.

On sports and the Christian life: An interview with David Prince, part 1

We are called to fight against sin as good soldiers of Christ Jesus who proclaim the gospel no matter the cost. Sports expose character, and for those willing to be intentional about using that fact to biblically form character, it provides a great training ground.

The emptiness of Hallmark card race theology

I do not generally like Hallmark cards. When I get my wife, children, or someone else a card, I usually look for one that is attractive on the outside but blank on the inside. I prefer to write my thoughts inside the card because I never read what is written in Hallmark cards and think…

A high view of God should lead to laughter

If you cannot laugh at yourself, and laugh at yourself with others, you have a theological problem—you do not take God seriously enough. There is a reciprocal relationship between taking God seriously, and taking yourself less seriously. When people take themselves too seriously, they naturally become self-referential and touchy. They tend to be on the…

Merry Christmas should mean the end of racism

What we celebrate at Christmas is a repudiation of racism and all forms of ethnocentric superiority and segregation. Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew, born of the Virgin Mary, and his adoptive father Joseph was of Davidic descent. Nevertheless, the angel of the Lord declared about his birth: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you…

Repentance as a path to joy

Every person experiences feelings of guilt over sinful actions and choices, and every person responds to those feelings in some way. The Bible explains that a Christian response to guilt over sinful actions ought to be rooted in faith and repentance. Faith is trust in the promise of grace in Jesus the Christ as an…

Pastor, stop being afraid of fear

  If “the fear of the Lord” is the beginning of knowledge, wisdom, and a fountain of life (Prov 1:7, 9:10, 14:27) then why are preachers so reticent to talk about it? Many who stand in pulpits each Sunday translate the biblical witness into contemporary psychological and therapeutic terms and the call to “fear the Lord” is…

14 questions to ask a pastor search committee

  In your opinion, what are the 5 best things about the church? What would the average person in the church say is the best thing about the church? In your opinion, what are the 5 biggest problems in the church right now? What would the average person say is the biggest problem in the…

Why Christian parents should not want good, happy, safe kids

  “I cannot believe that you would do that!” That incredulous assertion is an all too familiar response from parents (including myself) who discover a child has sinned. But for Christian parents, such an assertion is anti-Christ because it constitutes speaking as if the gospel is not true. It represents the response for a parent…

We need fools in the pulpit: The danger of sophisticated ministry

  Following Jesus’ example and teaching, the apostles interpreted the meaning, significance, and application of the entire Bible in light of Jesus’ person and work. Their preaching was the preeminent display of this hermeneutical commitment. When the apostle Paul declared, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified,” he…

Top 20 Christ-centered expository preaching checklist

  Preach the text/Preach Christ and His Kingdom (redemptive history, epoch, person & work of Christ, eschatological fulfillment in the Kingdom of Christ) Honor the Authors of the text Apply the text in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Preach with authority as an ambassador of Christ Understand preaching as an eschatological act of spiritual war that demands…

The Pastor’s Home as Paradigm for the Church’s Family Ministry

As a young, newly-married man with no children yet, I listened intently to what sounded like a helpful idea for the small congregation where I served at the time. “I really want to see our church minister to families,” my pastor declared, “and I want my family to connect with families as well!” To meet…

Discipleship Through Sports

Preach Christ from the Gospels

I am frequently asked, “What was the topic of your dissertation?” When I reply, “Developing a Christocentric, Kingdom-Focused Model of Expository Preaching” the response is often, “Oh, it is about preaching Christ in the Old Testament.” The almost universal assumption is that no one has difficulty preaching Christ from the New Testament, especially from the…

Warriors of Peace: Gospel Leadership in the Kingdom of Christ (Audio)

Warriors of Peace: Gospel Leadership in the Kingdom of Christ

Called, Qualified, and Sent Out (Audio)

The Spiritual Discipline of Questioning God