Church Officers, Church Discipline, and Sea-Stories
Gordan Runyan shares some insights from ten years of small-church pastoring with regard to two recent objections. The first is, “You can’t do church discipline without elders.” The second is, “Without formal church membership, you can’t know who you’re supposed to pastor.”
Jason Garwood of Cross & Crown Church
Jason Garwood of Cross & Crown Church in NE VA joins me in the War Room to talk about form vs. function in the church, during our Blowout Koinonia Weekend at casa Sanchez in Waco, TX.
Pastor Sunday Adelaja
We have the privilege of interviewing Pastor Sunday Adelaja, author of Church Shift and The Kingdom Driven Life, and founder of Embassy of God in Kiev, Ukraine, the largest Christian Assembly in Europe. This may be the most significant interview ever from a global, kingdom perspective. Adelaja’s journey as a world renowned mentor reads like a movie script. This brother, who is truly an ‘organic reconstructionist,’ a ‘kingdom builder’ with no theological or formal bible training, has nevertheless spoken before the UN, the US Senate, and legislative bodies around the world, having planted over 3,000 faith for all of life congregations in 50 countries.
Brothels With Steeples
What would Jesus call most churches in America today, regardless of denominational affiliation? In this episode we will discuss the ongoing struggles many Christian Reconstructionists are having as we expound on Matthew 23 and an analogy of this ongoing struggle.
David Botkin: Church Security and Preparedness
David Botkin is my guest in the War Room. We talk about church security, preparedness, shooting proficiency, defense, and taking steps that enable us to love our neighbor. We also discuss building bridges with first responders, and the role of Christian congregations in meeting needs in their communities.
The Organizational Chart and Its Threat to Genuine Church Authority
Gordan Runyan discusses the implications for local church authority found in the greeting of Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
Empowering the Saints
In this episode, I will a share a recent sermon called The Empowerment of the Saints: Encouragement for the Individual Believer where we discuss Biblical consistency in the Church, giftedness of the Holy Spirit and a Biblical response to tyrannical church leaders who are disobedient to God’s Word or continuously manipulate it.
065: Should the Hymns We Sing Be Inspiring or Inspired?
In episode 65 of the Out of the Question Podcast, the place of the Book of Psalms in the life the church is discussed.
So, you want to become a minister. First, however, you need training. You think you should go to seminary. A word of warning: seminaries are staffed by people who learned to write term papers in their teens or early twenties, and who then decided to parlay that peculiar skill into lifetime employment. Seminaries are not staffed by successful ex-pastors; successful pastors remain in the ministry. Seminaries are staffed by baptized college professors who chose to specialize in a field so obscure that no college has a sufficient number of students to make hiring them come close to paying off.
Boots On The Ground: Seminaries
Taking the aim at the Seminaries to purge the pulpits of the papists.