November 22, 2017

What Are You Thinking?

Ken Endean FrontLine • May/June 2008 Almost 350 years ago, with the restoration of the English monarchy, King Charles II sought to control the churches. The Act of Uniformity was passed in 1662, requiring all churches to use the Book of Common Prayer and follow the direction of the Church of England. It also sought […]

Scoliosis of the Mind

Taigen Joos When I was a child, I was diagnosed with adolescent scoliosis. My back had a slight curvature to it, which was causing some discomfort and difficulties for me. Thankfully, my condition was not severe and was caught early so that treatment could be given. I ended up going to the chiropractor for a […]

Seven Marks of Counterfeit Holiness

John Van Gelderen In a recent post we addressed the error of counterfeit holiness (see The Error of Counterfeit Holiness). The major error is in focusing primarily on applications of holiness instead of the person of holiness—the Holy One. Although there are many, following are seven marks of counterfeit holiness.

Listening to the Sermon

George Stiekes Admonition Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. Luke 8:18 How well you hear something will depend significantly on your interest level. How often do you find yourself stifling a […]

I AM the Bread of Life

George Stiekes And Jesus said unto them, I AM the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. John 6:35 There are a number of I AM passages in John’s gospel followed by a metaphor that are used to reveal that Jesus Christ […]

“Solitude”

Wally Morris Definition of “solitude”: being alone or isolated; cut off voluntarily or involuntarily from other people, entirely by oneself, standing apart from the rest of the world; originally from Latin solus (alone) Synonyms of “solitude”: seclusion, privacy, isolation; loneliness, wilderness Every pastor understands the meaning and significance of the word “solitude”. If he doesn’t, […]

Do You Wrestle with This Temptation?

Thomas Overmiller God is always good to his people, all the time. That’s what David affirms in Psalm 73:1. But in doing so, he makes an honest admission. Can you relate? He had been jealous of ungodly people (Psalm 73:2-3). His jealousy centered on their material prosperity and sinful indulgence, free from obvious consequences (Psalm […]

A Fight Against Shallow Christianity

Taigen Joos I am 42 years old. I have been saved for 27 years. I have been in pastoral ministry for 15 years. My experience in Christianity and ministry is such that the older I get, the more I realize my own need to grow in my Christianity. That need is true of every Christian. […]

Eradicating the Evil of Envy

Jim Oesterwind Genesis 37 begins the story of the fourth significant person in the second half of the book. His name is Joseph, the eleventh of Jacob’s twelve sons. He along with Benjamin are the two sons of Rachel, Jacob’s favored wife. By my rough estimation Jacob takes up roughly 20% of the content in […]

Stubborn, Ceaseless Civil War (2)

Mark Minnick In Part One, Dr. Minnick writes to us of the struggle of the spiritual life, instructing us of the Nature of the struggle and assuring us of the Normalcy of the struggle. The Enormity of This Struggle Though everything described thus far is the normal experience of all Christians, it isn’t their experience […]