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“Why Study Theology?”

May 8, 2012
“Why Study Theology?”

"I don't get into that theology stuff. I let my pastor handle all that because he went to seminary." If you trust in your pastor's faith, what happens if your pastor runs off with the church secretary? If you leave theology to the so-called experts, how will you know if your church begins to teach false doctrine?

Rules for Sermon Writing–Then and Now

March 20, 2012
Rules for Sermon Writing–Then and Now

5. Remember that a Spirit-led, anointed pastor will always be able to deliver a sermon with no knowledge, training or preparation.

A Tale of Two Creeds

November 28, 2011
A Tale of Two Creeds

One, the creed of Your Best Life Now of the Damnable Prosperity Heretics. The other, the ancient creed of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic church.

A Godly Response to Suffering

June 8, 2009

Scripture Readings: Genesis 6:5-8; 1 Peter 4:1-11 • Text: 1 Peter 4:1-11 May 17, 2009 To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. My wife recently had a conversation with a Filipino lay pastor who is relatively well off compared with most Filipino pastors. He was very thankful for all the blessings […]

“Abundant life” for Christians in Orissa?

September 12, 2008

Imagine a pastor in Orissa, India or Darfur, Sudan preaching in the burned-out church of his congregation mourning the martyrdom of several of their members...

“All Roads Lead to Rome (or Rather, Heaven)”

April 13, 2008

And among these five essentials, "Christ alone" is often attacked today, not only by non-Christians, but also by Christians of various colors in two ways: universalism and inclusivism. Throughout church history, but especially in our postmodern society, both universalism and inclusivism are affirmed by churches of various persuasions.

Sin: according to the Pope, Osteen, Warren

March 21, 2008

I wonder how Joel Osteen and Rick Warren preach the death and resurrection of Christ without mentioning sin, God's wrath, and judgment. Here are some quotes from USA Today:

“God has a terrible plan for your life, if…”

October 19, 2007
“God has a terrible plan for your life, if…”

Jeremiah 29:11 then is not a promise to the man on the street that God loves him, that God has “a wonderful plan” for his life, and that “God hates his sin, but loves him the sinner.”

Joel Osteen and “Itching Ears”

October 15, 2007

With the evangelical focus once again on Joel Osteen after this Sunday’s 60 Minutes, I received a comment about Joel Osteen from one of my friends. He said that last spring, a high-ranking government official from a prominent Islamic nation mentioned to him that he and his wife watch Osteen regularly on television. He found […]

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