William Townsend spent ten years translating the Bible. Why would anyone give their life to translate the Bible? I’d like to give you four compelling reasons for devoting yourself to the ministry of Bible translation.
One of the common features of a postmodern world is the rejection of any exclusive truth claims. Postmodernism views all truth as relative and any exclusive truth claims as arrogant, offensive, and impossible. As we live and minister in that kind of a world, how should we preach and teach God’s Word and present God’s character to those to whom we minister?
The word theologian likely conjures images of elite educators and the hallowed halls of academia. But the theologian refers not to a profession, but to a way of life–one that should be common to every Christian.
It’s so tempting for us to live as if the main thing about ourselves is what others can see on the outside. It’s especially crucial for church leaders to avoid this pitfall because people look to us as examples of how to live the Christian life. Unfortunately, at times we act as if degrees, experience, teaching talent, leadership skills, or a gregarious personality are more important than the inner man.
You don’t have to journal. It’s not a biblical command. But, you do need to develop a way to prayerfully meditate on Scripture. Meditation on Scripture is fundamental to fruitfulness in our life with God. Many believers, myself included, find journaling a worthwhile avenue for prayerful meditation.
In American Gospel: Christ Alone, we are treated to the melding of excellence in craft with excellence in content. It tackles false gospels in a sensitive and thought-provoking manner which makes it a must-watch for believers who love the true gospel.
A unique quality that distinguishes Jesus as the supreme ruler is His function as a king-priest. While these two offices operated separately in ancient Israel—to administer justice in the nation and to implement accountability between the two offices—in Messiah Jesus these two offices of authority converged.
When your life is over, what you present to God will be determined by how you chose to walk in wisdom before a dying and needy world. May we all, as Paul says, make the “best use of the time” by walking wisely in the world as lights in the midst of darkness.
Most people would say they know a good sermon when they hear one. Yet, listing the specific characteristics is a more difficult task. For preachers, knowing the answer to “What makes a good sermon?” is crucial.
The almost true is the slough of confusion in which today’s evangelicalism seems to be drowning. In his new book, Five Half Truths, pastor Flip Michaels does the hard work of disentangling five of the most notorious half-truths plaguing popular Christian thinking today.