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10 Reasons the Apostolic Movement Is Essential to Gospel Expansion

The global apostolic movement is the most significant expression of Christianity today. This is the view expressed by historian Philip Jenkins. He talks about the rapid expansion of the church in the global south, much of which is reminiscent of the first-century...
11 Ways Pastors Are Abused

11 Ways Pastors Are Abused

With the deluge of news reporting instances of scandals and abuse committed by lead pastors, I thought it necessary to balance this by showing how shepherds (pastors) are also occasionally abused by the sheep (church members). (To be clear, this fact does not justify...

Gen Z Evangelist Asks: Is It All Worth it, Preacher?

Gen Z Evangelist Asks: Is It All Worth it, Preacher?

I have been preaching since 2013 and in full-time evangelism ministry since 2019. I was a youth pastor in a small church from 2016 to 2019, serving a small group of incredible teenagers in a tiny West Virginia community.I have been in church for as long as I can...

7 Ways True Shepherds Protect the Flock

7 Ways True Shepherds Protect the Flock

Shepherds are called to oversee the flock that was purchased with the blood of Jesus (Acts 20:28-30). Part of that role involves guarding and protecting the flock against adversaries, wolves in sheep's clothing and other challenges.This is why the shepherds have both...

10 Things Many Institutional Churches Miss

10 Things Many Institutional Churches Miss

The following are my general observations to aid the church in its quest to restore New Testament patterns. (The quest for first-century apostolicity is sometimes referred to as primitivism or the restoration movement.)I realize that the following are broad categories...

The Problem With the Entertaining Church

The Problem With the Entertaining Church

As ministers of the gospel, I believe we need to be reminded that the most incredible amount of love and joy we can give to a person is the truth of the gospel and the impartation of the Holy Spirit that makes Jesus come alive in our hearts. Recently I had the...

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