7 Debilitating Lies Of The ‘Covering Doctrine.’

What is the “Covering Doctrine?”  To put it simply, it’s the doctrine that claims all Christians must be under the authority (covering) of a church leader or mother organization to act with ‘authority,’ be protected from the attacks of the devil, or receive God’s blessings. It came from the shepherding movment of the 70’s which was […]

Are You Unruly?

“We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14) NASB I don’t know about you, but it bristles me to have the word ‘unruly’ tossed at me or others who are not ‘disorderly’ ‘unruleable’ ‘disruptive’ or ‘amenable to discipline or control.’ Granted, I may […]

God Will Nebuchadnezzar-ize You In a Heartbeat!

Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylonia from approximately 605 BC until approximately 562 BC. He is considered the greatest king of the Babylonian Empire.  Secular history records Nebuchadnezzar as a brutal, powerful, and ambitious king, and the Bible, for the most part, agrees. He was a contemporary of Daniel and is one of the main characters in the […]

Isn't Repentance, Replacement, and Restoration God's Reparative Therapy?

I hear the term “Reparative Therapy” being tossed around quite a bit these days.  In essence, it’s about helping some to change a behavior that others find contradictory to their own established norms.  In most cases, the one receiving therapy has entered into it on their own accord because they recognize that something within needs […]

Church Discipline In A Social Media World?

I’ll get back to my series, “I Don’t Want To Be That Guy Who’s Pegged As Anti-Church, But…” in a day or two. Be patient with my detour, but there’s been a bit of a buzz in the realm of social media regarding church discipline.  I’ve been dwelling on it much.  For the most part, […]