What Good Is Seminary?

What good is seminary? As a devout Christian, after graduating with my Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from a theological seminary (and by the grace of God with a 4.0 GPA), I feel I am adequately equipped to answer this question. Some believe that seminary is where to go if one wants to become a…

A High Failure Rate for the Time-Honored Altar Call?

If some Christian research groups claim that the failure rate of the altar call is 90+%, should be discontinue its usage?

Afraid to Take Communion After a Sinful Week?

1 Corinthians 11:17 – But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,…

Is Your Pastor More of a Shepherd or a Zookeeper?

Acts: 2:36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.” 37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to…

Does God Love the Uncheerful – Yet Generous – Giver?

2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. This is one of the most quoted Bible verses during a worship service during the offering segment. God loves a cheerful giver. Usually when people hear this, they try…

Church Hurts: Chapter 6 – “Birthday Girl”

Chapter 6 – Birthday Girl Terita pressed 7 on her cellphone to buzz in her guests at the gate. She had invited about 30 people to her birthday get-together and about fifteen were here so far. And of course, some of those guests took the liberty to invite a few other friends so she expected…

Church Hurts: Chapter 5 – “In the Studio”

Chapter 5 – In the Studio Nick’s expensive loafers pat down the dark corridor filled with the vibrations caused by musicians in the studio. He’s excited about laying down a track with his good friend Pete (better known by his stage name “Neophyte”). He always enjoyed Pete. They had such a close history with one…