Tullian’s Recent Resignation and the Mega-Church Pastor: Have We Learned Anything?

The story came out not too long ago, but news has spread that Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, has resigned due to “moral failure.” He claims, in the article, that his wife had been involved in adultery, which led him to be involved in an “inappropriate” relationship himself. His wife seems toContinue reading “Tullian’s Recent Resignation and the Mega-Church Pastor: Have We Learned Anything?”

The Role of Greek in Sermon Preparation (Part 2): Verbal Aspect

I heard of a seminary professor somewhat recently who said (paraphrased) that verbal aspect was something interesting in the 1990s and early 2000s, but that trend (not sure if this was the word he used) has now kind of faded. This was heard through a secondary source, so it may not be entirely accurate. But if thisContinue reading “The Role of Greek in Sermon Preparation (Part 2): Verbal Aspect”

The Role of Greek in Sermon Preparation (Part 1): Introduction

I’m beginning a new series of posts geared towards seminary students and preachers in using their Greek New Testament in preparing sermons. I’m assuming here that knowing the original languages is important to proper sermon preparation. But it seems to me that many pastors seem to have “lost” their original languages since leaving seminary, orContinue reading “The Role of Greek in Sermon Preparation (Part 1): Introduction”

A Lesson on Leadership from LeBron

As a caveat, I am not a fan of LeBron James, nor the Miami Heat, and am still upset that they took the NBA championship last night in a blow-out against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But there was a point while I was watching the game where I saw a glimpse of LeBron’s inner worldContinue reading “A Lesson on Leadership from LeBron”

Calling: Mandate or Mystique?

It seems to me that it’s been commonplace for Christians to speak of calling as some type of divine revelation in which God appears in a vision and tells someone to pursue a particular profession, in most cases as a pastor or missionary, saying “God has called me to be a missionary to Morocco” or “God hasContinue reading “Calling: Mandate or Mystique?”