I recently was able to contribute to the blog for church planting and missions at Job 31 Ministries. The title is "Doing 'Less' to Do More." Make sure you go check out the article and the blog here.
Ok, I’m about to get up on a digital soapbox. As a Baptist, I adamantly and unashamedly place my authority in the written word of God which bears witness to the incarnate Word of God. In my sermons, in my theological presuppositions, and in my daily life, I believe that the Bible is authoritative. Period. So it does my heart good when my brothers and sisters clap and shout “Amen!” when a preacher makes the comment “We just need to get back in the Word” or when a friend asks “How much have you been in the Word?”
I'm continuing my series challenging the sayings of pop-culture Christianity. Today’s topic is: “judgment.” We often hear claims like “Only God can judge me” or “The Bible says not to judge other people.” Usually, even a single snippet of one of these quotes hushes even the most zealous Christian who is attempting to explain that a certain action or lifestyle is sinful. Is the “Thou shalt not judge” card indeed the trump card? I'd like to mention about both sides of the coin. I’ll affirm a way that we might use these phrases in a manner that is consistent with Scripture and then debunk the common pop-culture misconceptions.