The Elephant in the Sanctuary

“Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season…“ (2 Timothy 4:2, NIV) There’s an elephant in the room at church.  We don’t talk about it and we pretend it isn’t there, even though his peanut-breath is hard to miss.  When I’m hanging out with other pastors, we talk about it, we just […]

The Art of Persuasion

Acts 17:1-4 (NIV) 1 When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. 2 As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and […]