Christians Judging Christians

I’ve been part of congregations which practiced church discipline and withdrew fellowship from individuals. Sometimes the excommunication, if you will, took place over false doctrine and other times the disfellowship took place over unrepentant sin. I’ve sin those disfellowshiped come back to the fold almost immediately, and I’ve seen feelings get hurt and whole families […]

What Should a Preacher Do When He Sins?

If you preach on a regular basis, you know all too well that you are a sinner. Of course we are all sinners—“There is no one who does not sin” (1 Kings 8:46). Yet, speaking from personal experience, sometimes the difference between what you proclaim as God’s standard and what you see in your own […]

When Your Preacher Sins

It’s going to happen—your preacher is going to sin. He may commit sins you know nothing about. He may commit a sin that is public to the congregation—losing his temper in a meeting, speeding on his way to worship (I’ve known a few preachers to get tickets on Sunday morning when they were running late), […]

Your Preacher is a Sinner

I found the most unique TV program over the weekend—Killer Clergy—a program which details cases where preachers have turned into murderers. Without fail, the story is told of how preachers found themselves trapped in sin and they felt the only way out was to murder. But, surprisingly, the statement is always made that the congregation […]

Hillary, Emails, & Intent

Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to store classified emails has been subject of intense public debate. After I wrote about Donald Trump’s tongue problem, some people asked me to write about Hillary’s emails. I couldn’t honestly write about her emails, because I hadn’t kept up with the debate and I didn’t know […]