Scott Brown

CP Guest Contributor

Pastors and Sin: Nine Ways Church Elders are Held Accountable

Each year we see new stories of Christian leaders who get entangled in scandalous sin. Our experience tells us that this has happened before and will happen again. Often we ask, "Who was holding this man accountable?" And, "If I can't trust this seemingly godly man, who can I trust?" It is very common and very appropriate to also ask, "How are we supposed to hold leaders accountable?" If they are local church elders, the Bible speaks directly to the question. The Bible gives a very clearly defined method for dealing with sin in church elders.

How to Determine If 'Youth Group' Is Even Biblical

How many times have you heard the question asking whether something is or is not biblical? Did you ever stop to think about what that actually means? What are the implications of such a question? These are some of the questions I've asked over the past twenty years. They have led me to alter my view of youth ministry and church life. Perhaps the most disturbing question I have asked in this regard relates to youth groups and the current model of age-segregated youth ministry. Are youth groups in church even a biblical model of ministry?

Voting for a Mormon – A 21st Century Mega-Shift

What is a huge win for Mormonism is a great loss for the true church because it strikes at the heart of the gospel and dulls the Christian conscience. Widespread acceptance and growth of Mormonism means more people thinking they are "saved" when in fact they have not truly put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and God.

Why the Bible Is the Best Voters Guide

As Christians, the most important question to ask during election season is: "Does God, in the Bible give His people direction for how to identify worthy civil leaders?" We know there are requirements for pastors but what about civil leaders? Are there commands?

5 Man-Killers That Threaten to Take Men Down

After many years of ministry to men, it is clear to me how simple men are. They are all threatened with the same basic man-killers. That's one thing I like about working with men. They are not complex. Below is my list of five man-killers. They are wreaking havoc on our churches and leaving families virtually fatherless all around us.

A Poisonous Recipe: How to Destroy Your Church

Here is a step-by-step recipe I have seen work successfully over and over again throughout the course of my life. I share this dangerous recipe today so that when you identify these poisonous ingredients in your life, you will know what you may be inadvertently stirring up.

Why You Ought to Have Your Children With You in Church

Is your church like the early church where children were present in the meetings? Have you experienced what parents experienced back then? Do your children have the blessing of worshiping with the richness of the whole body or are they segregated among their own subculture?

The Greatest Untapped Evangelistic Opportunity Before the Modern Church

There are many mission fields, but family presents what may be the greatest untapped evangelistic opportunity before the church today. What is at stake is the salvation of millions of children under the evangelistic and discipleship ministry of fathers and mothers in the home. This is not the only mission field, to be sure, but it is perhaps the most neglected mission field before the church in our time.