I grew up in Belgium in a Roman Catholic home, although I did not hear the gospel until I was 19 years old. This took place when I was at the University of Louvain studying physics and computer science, where I encountered Christians who were vocal about their faith. I ended up attending a worship service where the gospel was clearly and simply presented. What I heard had an impact on me, and after four weeks I made a choice to accept the gospel.
Seminary professors don’t have super powers. They are just like anyone else with quirks, funny habits, fears and obsessions. I think we are all a little bit weird.
Jesus made it clear in his Great Commission that we are to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:18-20). But how is this goal best accomplished? I would like to suggest that biblical discipleship takes place through companionship, preparing leaders to serve the church of Jesus Christ. Discipleship can be simply defined as “companionship in preparation for leadership.”…Continue reading Biblical Discipleship
No one sets out to be a horrible pastor, it just sort of happens. My guess is you aren’t reading this article to learn how to be more horrible as a pastor, but to make sure that you aren’t on the list. Sometimes horrible pastors are bad from the very beginning, but often they don’t…Continue reading 4 Ways to Become a Horrible Pastor
Every parent lives with a deep-seated fear that they are going to screw up their kids. Admit it! Parenting brings out all our insecurities. We worry about being too strict, or not strict enough. We want to give them everything, but don’t want them to be spoiled. We worry that our kids will end up…Continue reading The Biggest Lie That Parents Believe