Does Your Schedule Show a Commitment to God’s People?
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” (Ps 90:12). How do you use your time each week? If Christ examined your schedule today, would your claimed commitment to Him and His church be reflected in how you spend your time with His people each week? As Christians, we are to be “making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Eph 5:16). We do [more]
Race and the Church
Jon Pratt Central Seminary has hosted the MacDonald Lecture Series annually since 1991. The lectures are named in honor of Dr. Charles MacDonald, who served as professor of practical theology from 1969-1971. Through the MacDonald Lectures, Central Seminary has hosted many speakers who have addressed a variety of ministry issues. But on February 7, 2017, for the first time in the history of the series, Pastor Emmanuel Malone addressed the subject of race and the [more]
Looking through Psalm 137, Stanza 1: Worship in a Pagan Culture
In our study of Psalm 137 over the past several weeks, we have looked at the historical context of the psalm, the analogical relationships between the psalm and the present status of Christians, and what this psalm does aesthetically. We have seen that as pilgrims and exiles in this present world, Christians today have much to learn from this psalm of despair from God's people in exile. And so this is why, as God’s people in exile reading a psalm about another people of God in exile, we need to go beyond simply looking at what this psalm says; we [more]
Rehabilitating “Tolerance”
How do we rehabilitate this word? First, we must insist that tolerance does not mean agreement, nor does disagreement mean intolerance. Tolerance actually suggests disagreement, for when you agree with someone, you do not merely tolerate him, you agree with him and welcome his opinions. We must patiently explain that disagreement or disapproval of one another's opinions and actions is expected in a secular society where we have been thrown together through the involuntary forces of birth and economics. Peace is preserved by tolerating the other person's opinion, and even action, though we may, and should be permitted to, voice [more]
When God’s People Live in a Godless Nation – A Reminder from Long Ago
The kingdom of Israel divided into southern and northern divisions under the reign of Solomon’ [more]
A Good Man, a Good Christian, a Good Fundamentalist
When I was in Bible college, seminary training was considered a luxury—perhaps useful, but [more]
A New Catechism
Through the years as our children have grown, we have given attention to catechizing them. [more]