The Glory of the Church

Ministry is not easy. It can discourage and distract. At times, it’s uncomfortable, precarious, and lonely. For most pastors, it requires years of labor in obscurity, shepherding small congregations and having no platform for broader influence. With all the challenges of ministry, why would anyone want the job? Why is pastoral ministry worth it? Pastors … More The Glory of the Church

5 Questions about the Local Church

This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: What are the necessary elements of a church? A: To qualify as a church, three “marks” must be present: the preaching of the word of God, the administration of the ordinances, and the ministerial care and oversight of the church, or church discipline. These three marks—Scripture, … More 5 Questions about the Local Church

Remembering Irving Steggles (1945 – 2020)

Most of you have never heard of Irving but his impact on South Africa and teaching African Pastors can not be minimized. Hello Friend, Pastor Irving Steggles entered Paradise on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. He was a godly man, kind and greatly loved by many, and a faithful pastor of Birchleigh Baptist Church in Kempton Park, South … More Remembering Irving Steggles (1945 – 2020)

Loving and Serving

This is my first post since March 6th and much has happened. The world has exploded with Corvid-19 and I have been on a mission trip with Eight Day of Hope #8DOH, in Mount Juliet/Lebanon, TN helping with the tornado recovery. 8DOH is a fine organization and I have worked with them since 2017. I … More Loving and Serving

The Persecuted Church

Christian Newsline Our Faith in Today’s World Islamist gunmen murder 24 including worshippers and pastor in north-east Burkina Faso Islamist extremist gunmen stormed a Sunday morning worship service in a church in Burkina Faso, killing ten Christians and abducting the pastor, on Sunday February 16. Read full article   Pastor, three family members and deacon … More The Persecuted Church