Architect Building Theology

Teaching takes many forms, whether it is formal teaching or the informal teaching that accompanies our relationships and family moments. The church and parents alike indirectly, if not directly, teach how to pray as they model it in the worship service, the dinner table, and the bedside. Theological teaching is reinforced as we sing our…

Nothing But a Boaster

The man who does the most good is the least accustomed to boast; the man who boasts may be regarded as doing nothing else. – Albert Barnes It is pride that is the root enemy of love. Paul tells us that love does not boast and it is not arrogant. Arrogance is pride. It means…

Love Writes With Ashes

Love is the solution to resentfulness. Another way of saying, “love is not resentful” is to say that “love is forgiving.” Instead of holding a real or perceived wrong against someone, love either chooses to not take it as a personal offense; or if it is a personal offense, chooses to forgive. Far too long…

Preach to the Maids and Children

“When I preach I regard neither doctors or magistrates, of whom I have above forty in my congregation; I have all my eyes on the servant maids and on the children. And if the learned men are not well pleased with what they hear, well, the door is open.” I have to admit that I…

Servant of the Word

Mark Maddix writes about what should be, not necessarily what is. In so doing his exhortation brings a couple of things to mind. First, I am coming to believe with more certainty that our denominational backgrounds, culture, and personal desires play a much more profound role in our interpreting of Scripture than we would ever…

Exhausting our Most Willing Members

The Lord has been doing a good work in my heart and mind in reference to the work of the Spirit in the life of the church and its’ individual members. We’ve been working through 1 Corinthians for the last two and a half years on Sunday mornings and have just come to chapters 12-14…