Of course I am being facetious; I don’t want anyone to become a Liberal. The label of Liberalism is one all fundamentalists seek to avoid. But, from where do Liberals and Modernists come? The origin of these compromisers and heretics, surprisingly, is from those who once were faithful to the truth. Like the Gnostics of the early church, Liberals invade...

In the 1730s and 1740s many rural folk rejected the enlightened and rational religion that came from the cosmopolitan pulpits and port cities of British North America . Instead, they were attracted to the evangelical religious movement that became known as the Great Awakening. The English Methodist George Whitefield and other itinerant ministers ignited this popular movement with their speaking...

The ministry is filled with failures, mistakes, and miscues. Though we all are pursuing success mistakes and failures are a normal part of life, especially for young men in the ministry. The greatest players in basketball do not shoot 100% and are considered a great success is they miss 50% of the time. I wish I could say I never...

A young preacher while giving his first sermon mentioned how Jesus blood was spilled on the ground at His crucifixion. Following the message an older seasoned saint standing near the rear of the auditorium, with a large Bible under his arm, tersely spoke to the emerging theologian, “I would have you know that Jesus blood was shed not spilled to...

This article is intended to be read primarily by the preacher’s wife. My intention in writing this article is to be helpful and encouraging to one of the most important leaders in the church, the pastor’s wife. My wife will review this article and I’m sure her suggestions will be helpful; however I am writing this article from my point...

Paul said, “Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation” (Rom 15:20). The burden upon Paul’s heart was to take the gospel to the unevangelized, where Christ was not named. His aim was lofty and his philosophy should be adopted by every church planter and preacher....

Starting and operating a new church requires adequate financial support. The ministry is primarily spiritual, but a new church requires sufficient funds to grow and function properly. The preacher and his family must have food and shelter making it necessary to secure outside support. The church is not transparent, therefore it must assemble somewhere and probably the new meeting place...

The following article originated with my friend Pastor Russ MacKay from British Columbia , Canada. -Jim Townsley King David is dying; Solomon is now king. David challenges Solomon to be strong, to be a man, to obey the Lord, to go forward and to deal decisively with those who threatened the throne. Solomon led forward wisely and decisively. I Kings 2:12...

The title of this article, Realistic Expectations, suggests that it is possible to have unrealistic expectations. This is especially true in today’s pressure packed society. In my opinion, unrealistic expectations are one of the leading causes of failure in the ministry and in the home. Whether or not one’s expectations are self-induced or from external sources they still play a...

You open your mouth and out comes sound and you don’t even have to think about it. The use of the voice is taken for granted until something goes wrong with it. The voice is a very complicated function of the body. Did you realize there are six intrinsic (inside) sets of muscles that operate the vocal folds? In addition,...