‘While no one denies that there are bad pastors, almost no one is discussing the fact that there are bad churches. Where are the documentaries and podcasts discussing pastor-destroying churches? There is precious little discussion about the fact that there is hardly a pastor out there who has not been wounded, slandered, bullied, or run off from a church by bad associate pastors and ungodly church members.’
There is some wisdom in this one. There’s no sense comparing apples with oranges. Nor is there that much sense in comparing cooking apples with crab apples, which feels like a closer comparison to big church/small church, same thing but different variety serving different purposes.
I think he might not be talking about dentists but a what’s-good-for-the-goose situation. Though I don’t totally rule out he might just really not like his dentist.
This one helpfully lays out the competing options for understanding a tricky and much debated part of Genesis.
I agree with Dave Williams in this one. I think Abraham did lie and I think it matters, not only for the story, but for us too.
Kevin DeYoung raises an important one here about how we understand the difference between totally pure motives and obedience to Christ.
‘Fun as it might be – edgy and feeling like fronline mission as it may do – can we please stop privately baptising folk in the bath. Unless you’re in a house church, it isn’t baptism. It’s individualistic nonsense that undermines the very sign of belonging that Jesus gave to his people.’