Response to the House-Church Movement: Part Two

Does the Bible require that church gatherings be “completely open and participatory with no one leading”?Many in the House-Church Movement (HCM) believe that this is the case. For example, Beresford Job argues in favor of this view in his article entitled The Apostles' Traditions - The Heart of the Matter: Part 4 - What the … Continue reading Response to the House-Church Movement: Part Two

The Doctrine of Perspicuity and a Plethora of Translations

As a pastor I have often been asked about the plethora of translations and how a believer can be certain that he has the Word of God, especially if he doesn't know Hebrew or Greek. I am often asked basically, "Have I really missed something important if I don't know Hebrew or Greek?"Well, after warning … Continue reading The Doctrine of Perspicuity and a Plethora of Translations

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith More Proud to Win as Christians Than as Black Men

The thing I appreciated most about this year's Super Bowl was not just that my two favorite teams were in the contest, but that these two teams both have Christian head coaches – Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith – who are known for the way they coach without using profanity or tearing players down and … Continue reading Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith More Proud to Win as Christians Than as Black Men

Response to the House-Church Movement: Part One

Does the Bible require that churches meet strictly in houses rather than in other kinds of buildings?Many advocates of the House-Church Movement answer this question in the affirmative. For example, a paper posted at the House-Church.org website states the following after discussing a number of Biblical passages that indicate where Christians met in the first … Continue reading Response to the House-Church Movement: Part One