When it comes to the work of leading a church, I have often noticed that everyone in the church (and most outside) think they know exactly what that church needs in order to thrive.
In this article I intend to highlight some of the spiritual dangers of our current psychological milieu. I do not intend for the following comments to dismiss any and all contributions of psychology or psychiatry, but rather to offer information to enable us to be biblically discerning.
It’s the time of year when churches cancel services, and when they dare throw God a bone by not canceling, they substitute the preached Word for something far inferior. The church gathered for worship can do no better than the preached Word.
Context is everything. Especially since Jesus preached publicly (Matt. 5) and prayed publicly (Luke 23:34) from the cross.
In matters theologically and homiletically, what we believe about the inerrancy of Scripture matters.