The prophet Jeremiah talked about preaching like it was "fire in my bones." He spoke as a man with a burden. My question is, have we lost this burden in our preaching today? And if so, how do we regain it?
There is a lot of peril that comes with "branding" yourself, your company, or your ministry in a certain fashion. It can lead to making ourselves commodities that can be bought, sold, re-designed, or put out of business. it can even lead to putting ourselves in compromising positions...
"Cancel culture" isn't just a pop culture phenomenon in America, but is something that has existed in the church for a long time. In today's podcast, I look at cancel culture in the context of pastoral ministry, and how we must look to make whole again, those who have been removed from ministry.
For much of our history, Christianity has been often been a one man show. There has always been a Pope type figure reigning supreme, and calling all the shots. Today's podcast envisions a church without any Popes.
Should the church "focus on the family" when it comes to her life and ministry? In today's podcast, I call this into question, and why our idolatry of the family unit is a threat to the gospel and the church.