Your view on divorce and remarriage is narrower than many other Christians even in your church. How does this affect your ministry to them?
It's a delicate thing when you're not dealing with the clear, black-and-white issues of elder and non-elder. What kind of Sunday school classes they teach, what ages of boys they teach — those are ambiguities
There is no indication in the Bible that there's a purgatory or that there's a chance that God would let you be saved.351 comments
The feeling it has made me feel is, "I wish the church would do this better. Why should people have to go to the internet, for goodness sakes, to find a spouse!?"26 comments
The answer is that the degree of suffering, indignity, reproach, degradation, and fall that Jesus endured is not simply determined temporally. And it's not simply determined by the exquisiteness of the pain of a nail cutting through a nerve in your wrist.169 comments
I think that, to the degree that pastors begin to supplement their preaching with this entertaining spice to help people stay with them and be moved and get helped, it's going to backfire.
God's wrath remains on them. He is separate from them, in that they are not allowed to enjoy any of his grace and beauty.
How can you manage the flock if you can't manage your household? Good management doesn't mean perfect outcome.
Not that I know of! I have lots of questions about how the symbolism of Revelation works, but in my understanding there aren't specificities like that in the book of Revelation.
I believe I do love Jesus, but most of the time I'd rather spend time being entertained than spend time in God's word. How do I break this hold that entertainment has on my heart?50 comments
If I were to drop dead right now, or a suicide bomber downstairs were to blow this building up and I were blown into smithereens, God would have done me no wrong.203 comments
You can't be too humble. But you can be stupid. And you can be excessively introspective, and you can probably be overly detailed
I'm laughing because I just watched my own video about not retiring, and in it I talk about 70-year-olds trying to get a tan on their leathery, hairless, splotchy skin in Arizona, and how the shorts look so ridiculous8 comments
I want to be loose and broad and give freedom to believers to find their way to be most effective. So I respect those who are renouncing it and I respect those who say, "No, let's redeem it and penetrate it and use it."
I think the ideal that Jesus teaches is that we shouldn't divorce and remarry while the spouse divorced is living. That's very conservative and very narrow. But that's what I think Jesus teaches2 comments