Christians will surely ask the age-old question, “Why do these things happen?” “Is God in control of these disasters?” After the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Indonesia and south Asia in 2004, I wrote an article for Reformed Perspective magazine entitled, “Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?” in wrestling with questions about evil and suffering in the world.
Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, has quite a challenging post about musical instruments in worship: “Could Instruments Be Idols?” He points out two major problems with the use of musical instruments in worship.
Why ordination? This question might be on the minds of many evangelicals whenever they hear of someone (like myself) being ordained to be a minister or pastor of a church. In this age of anti-intellectualism and anti-authority coupled with a low view of Scripture, creeds, church, and ministers, ordination is looked upon as unusual, unnecessary, and maybe even Roman Catholic.