Biblical Heretics & The Heresy of Jesus

Paule Church, Theology Leave a Comment

I adamantly believe that heresy is dangerous. Ideas have consequences. A doctrine can make or break the believer or the Church. A small degree of variation can result in being miles off course later if never corrected. The Bible is clear that we must guard against heresy (2 Peter 2:1-3). How we perceive the world, ourselves, and others will govern the entirety of our lives. How we engage with possible heresy is also a matter of truth. We should look to Scripture to see how God engages with it in …

Gay Wedding Cake

Christians, Please Bake The Cake

Paule Church, Culture 7 Comments

The gay wedding cake debate is old news, except that it is not (it’s in the news again here). I anticipate that similar stories will continue to crop up and, indeed, they already have in the likes of gay wedding flowers. I had resisted in the past to share my views on this due to the heated nature of the topic and the cacophony of voices swirling around it. However, it’s back again and, to be frank, it is aggravating that this stand-off is still occurring. Christians, please bake the cake. Jesus said, “if …

Pastor Pete Wilson Cross Point Church

Celebrating Pete Wilson – Leadership & Burnout

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This last Sunday, September 11, Pastor Pete Wilson of the mega-church Cross Point in Nashville, TN resigned. His reasons were that he was empty and just needed to rest, what the ministry world calls “burnout.” Talking about the mission and vision of Cross Point, Pete said, “I did not prioritize some other things that were equally as important.” He continued, “Most of you in this church only experience what I do on Sundays, especially those of you who watch online. You just see me when I kind of come up here …

Allegory of the theological dispute between the Arminianists and their opponents

The Theology of Jerks and Idiots

Paule Church, Theology 2 Comments

You’re wrong. Not sure what about, but you are. Something you believe is wrong. It’s doubtful that anyone would publicly profess that one hundred percent of everything they believe is irrefutably true. While most would agree with the premise, in practice we inherently assume the validity of all we believe and teach. In some sense, it is difficult to maneuver around it. We can not go on living in constant skepticism of our own fundamental beliefs. However, many have developed a dysfunctional habit of staunchly opposing all contrary viewpoints and fighting over every ideological hill. Untold bodies are spread …