All in Bible

On Bringing a "Real" Bible to Church

I’m told the joke is now overdone. And so—in light of submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ—I have done my best since to refrain. A simple reminder before I began preaching had become commonplace for a number of months. Something like … open your real Bibles to [the preaching passage] with me. Or if you brought a fake Bible, you can of course just type in the reference. Quick. Harmless. Played out.

We Want a Celebrity, Not a Savior

In October of 2014 the most influential pastor of his generation was compelled to write his letter of resignation amidst mounting claims of purchasing bestseller status and domineering leadership. In August of 2018 the most influential pastor of his generation was also forced to resign prematurely amidst mounting allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. In February of this year a pastor was fired for a barrage of sinful leadership patterns including financial impropriety and domineering leadership.

Word

The Word of God says much about God’s word. It endures forever (Isaiah 40:8). It is profitable (2 Timothy 3:16). It lights our path (Psalm 119:105). It corrects (2 Timothy 3:16). It restores (Psalm 19:7). It reveals (Hebrews 4:13). Recorded and collected into an unassuming piece of technology—a book, with sixty-six volumes, written by forty human writers, and all inspired by God himself—the power and importance of Scriptures cannot be overstated. The Word of God is unlike anything.