We have a dog named Dawson. He’s a full-blooded Rottweiler and at 6 months old, he’s already almost as big as our other adult dogs. He’s going to be a big boy. He also loves ants. We live out in the country and every now and then we’ll get a big black ant that finds … Continue reading Let none escape
One day at work two of my co-workers, I’ll call them “Joe” and “Fred,” came to my desk. Out of the blue, Joe asked me: “Hey, Glenn, wanna hear a dirty joke?” I told him, “No.” It was what Joe expected me to say, but what intrigued me was the exchange that happened between Joe … Continue reading Under the Magnifying Glass
Like the scorner, many well-meaning truth-seekers bring prejudices and preconceived notions to their reading of the Bible. They have too much junk in the way.
And they set the ark of God upon a new cart…. (2 Samuel 6:3a) David’s heart was in the right place. He wanted to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. So, he put the Ark on a new cart, purpose-built for the sacred duty of moving it to its proper home. It was … Continue reading Monday Musings: God of the Means as Well of the Motives
Brackish water is no good for drinking. A church with a brackish testimony is good for even less.
Too many churches live in the brilliance of their past.
Church discipline is never a pleasant thing. It weighs heavily on the hearts of church leadership and it is uncomfortable for a church body to endure. That’s by design. It isn’t meant to be pleasant. It is corrective (Proverbs 22:10) and instructive (Proverbs 21:11). Unpleasant as it is, when it is not carried out, the … Continue reading Thyatira: A Church in Compromise