The role of a pastor is critical in God’s plan for the local church; consequently, his qualifications are paramount when considering who is qualified to serve as pastor and who is disqualified. While several characteristics are necessary for a man to be eligible to serve as a pastor, none seem to garner as much attention or debate as what the required marital status is for a man to serve as pastor. I believe the qualification “the husband of one wife” (1 Timothy 3:2), means that a man is to be devotedly married to one woman for life. The only exception would be if she died, and then he could remarry and still be qualified. Therefore, it speaks to marital devotion as well as status. The following are the notes, which I base my interpretation on. Continue reading →
Some good resources on understanding public education.
A friend of mine was in a position of bringing philosophers, theologians, and scientists together. He heard arguments from evolutionary scientists arguing that the mere possible existence of God undermined science. He wrote William Dembski and me for a response.
I was asked to participate on a panel discussion at University of Oklahoma on the place of reason in the Christian faith. These are the notes that I used.
I was asked to participate on a panel discussing the biblical teaching on homosexuality, and the following are my notes from that panel. Continue reading →
Everyone is influenced by mass media, but not everyone is aware of the bias in reporting and what causes the bias. What are some of the things that cause Media Bias? Continue reading →
I was asked to provide some questions for the moderator of a lottery debate in Oklahoma, and I suggested Continue reading →
Christians who believe that the autographs of the Scripture are without error use the term inerrancy to describe their belief; however, others place different adjectives with inerrancy in order to use the term without believing that the autographs are without error. Continue reading →