Ecclesiology

An Uneasy Agent of the State – Epilogue, The Loss of the Prophetic

A friend recently wondered, “Is it possible to be a religious conservative and a social liberal?” The comments varied. Some considered it a hypocritical position. Others described it as, “honest.”… Continue reading

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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 2, Marriage Officiant

Marriage as solemnized in the United States, in most cases, may disturb me more than the wrangling over marriage equality. It would be wrong to assume I believe the discussions over marriage equality should be muted as somehow unimportant.… Continue reading

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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 1, Prayer As Ceremony

Hello, my name is Todd. I am a professional pray-er. Once it is discovered I am a pastor, no matter the event, I become the de facto pray-er.… Continue reading

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Mentors- Get Some: 1 of 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead Part 2

Philip Brooks wrote that preaching is, “truth conveyed through personality.” Yet, most young preaches are scared of who they are so attempt to emulate another. Who was my choice in those days? W.A. Criswell.… Continue reading

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Mentors – Get Some: 1 of 20 Looking Back, Looking Ahead – Part 1

I am no Charles Spurgeon. Were I to write something similar to his, Lectures to My Students, it would not be read widely and not reach the acclaim Otis David Fuller lauds on Spurgeon’s book full of advice and instruction.… Continue reading

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