Posts by Kevin Schaal

Liberalism Is Alive and Well

Let’s be clear what we are talking about here. What Peter Enns said last week in Plymouth, Minnesota, is nothing less than new iteration of old theological liberalism. Casting doubt on the Genesis record, disputing the supernatural nature of the Scriptures, and denying the work of Christ was the stuff of the liberalism of the…

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Faith is no longer a virtue in America | New York Post

CUMBERLAND, Md. — Last week Joy Behar, co-host of the ABC show “The View,” did something that has become an escalating trend in our popular culture over the past 10 years — she mocked religiosity. In a segment about Vice President Mike Pence and his belief that he hears the voice of God, Behar quipped:…

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God of Grace

“God will never give you more than you can handle!” It’s not true. He often — almost always — gives us more than we can possibly handle. Yesterday, we worshiped the God of Grace. God always gives more grace than we can comprehend. Sometimes it is best to focus in on just one aspect. Thomas…

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When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? 

Thinking through when and how to address current events from the pulpit seems particularly applicable this week.  Every pastor will probably function differently, but this article can start the conversation.  KS   When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.” More…

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God-focused Worship

God-focused Worship It’s been more than a decade ago now that we decided to revamp the worship service at our church.  We did not change the style of what we do.  We changed the focus.  We saw two particular problems with the way we were doing worship.  First, our people, many of them newbies to…

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Let’s Ban Porn

Conservatives and Christians for decades have been declaring the potential corruption to society that readily available porn brings.  Now we are living it, and unlikely groups of people are now calling to ban it.  This was published in the NY Times as well.  KS An immodest proposal for the era of #MeToo.   More . . .

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