Am I Qualified for Ministry?

            No matter who we are or where we are serving, it seems that any good minister under Jesus Christ asks this question. There are those who expect too much of a minister or someone who has taken a leadership role in the church, and there are those who expect too less. I want to... Continue Reading →

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On Leaving the Ministry

In 2007, the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development (FASICLD)reported that “Of the one thousand fifty (1,050 or 100%) pastors we surveyed, every one of them had a close associate or seminary buddy who had left the ministry because of burnout, conflict in their church, or from a moral failure.”[1] I am currently... Continue Reading →

On Insulting the Intelligence of Man…

From the roaring comments of those like Richard Dawkins and the Neo Atheists[1] to the great dissatisfaction we find in our pulpits, it seems as though in today’s society, the intellectual elite constantly insults the intelligence of his fellow man. While those like Dawkins find it necessary to attack maliciously the well thought out beliefs... Continue Reading →

Self Sufficiency, Stewardship and the Gospel

Consider these words, written by King Solomon in Proverbs, chapter 12 and verse 27, “A lazy man doesn’t roast his game, but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious.”[1] These words imply that a lazy man chooses not to provide for himself, wastes resources and acts without purpose while a man who is not... Continue Reading →

Here a Slave, There a Slave, Everywhere a Slave Slave…

Slavery is contemporarily classified as a morbid evil that once permeated, and in many ways still persists in human civilization and this classification is true. It is true in the sense that African Americans should never have been treated as they once were. It is true in the sense that human trafficking is a vile... Continue Reading →

Dichotomy of War and Peace

Everyone desires peace, and everyone participates in war. War itself has been attributed many causes including religion, social Darwinism, general human selfishness and various power struggles throughout the years. From the vicious land-grab of the Medieval Crusades to the battles of philosophy and science and religious ideals, humanity has always been at war with itself... Continue Reading →

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