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You Elitist, You

You Elitist, You

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 14 of 23 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Since this series has dealt with “mangled” words such as tolerance, freedom, and authority, I was tempted to include elitism among them. Elitism, though, is really a… Continue Reading

A Tidbit on “Taste”

A Tidbit on “Taste”

This week I am studying Psalm 34, and the two instances (one noun, one verb) of a Hebrew word for “taste” (טעם) caught my attention. Since discussions of “taste” frequently accompany discussions of the topics addressed on this website, I thought that it might be useful to share a bit regarding the biblical usage of… Continue Reading

Pastors – Become Literate in Christian Culture

Pastors – Become Literate in Christian Culture

When the topic of music and worship comes up, a favorite slap-down argument against thoughtful discrimination of music is that pastors need not study music to be faithful pastors. It is beside the point to say that pastors need not become art critics. If their vocation is that of shepherding the flock, it is manifestly… Continue Reading

A Catechism on Judgment in Worship

A Catechism on Judgment in Worship

How are we to worship God? We should worship in all of life, but we have been told most explicitly to worship God corporately through the following: – The reading of Scripture – The preaching of Scripture – The singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs – The offering of public prayer – The observance… Continue Reading

Improper Worship

Improper Worship

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Faulty Worship You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series”Faulty Worship”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Faulty worship is not often a topic of discussion in today’s Christianity. Many Christians seem to think that God is only concerned that our hearts are sincere in… Continue Reading

Some concluding thoughts on discernment (Part 8)

Some concluding thoughts on discernment (Part 8)

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.I was pushed to write a series on discernment when I heard a famous evangelical pastor define discernment as the ability to see, allegedly… Continue Reading

Discernment and Good and Evil (Part 4)

Discernment and Good and Evil (Part 4)

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Discernment for the Glory of God You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series”Discernment for the Glory of God”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.To this point, the passages studied in our series on discernment have been pretty straight-forward. Whether Philippians 1:9-11, Romans 12:1-2, or Colossians 1:9-10, each… Continue Reading