Should My Church Service Be Seeker-Sensitive?

It ends up that a seeker-sensitive model of the church has been practiced since the very beginning of the church, even though it looked nothing like our seeker-sensitive models today. Paul’s idea of being seeker-sensitive was that we don’t come across as raving mad in our supernatural practices at church and also that we prophesy…

Spiritual Social Justice

Last week I talked about my love for social justice and social activism. This week I offer some critique on the subject, for the way the world does social justice and the way that Jesus does social justice are grounded in very different themes. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe…

Church VS the Mystery Cults

In 1 Corinthians 14:23-25 Paul tells us that speaking in tongues in our church services will confuse unbelievers, but that prophecy can minister to them. If a new person enters the church and everyone is speaking in unknown tongues (as the Corinthian church is pictured doing), that new person is going to leave as soon…

Prophecy Builds, Encourages & Consoles

While comparing tongues and prophecy in 1 Corinthians 14, Paul shows us that while tongues need interpretation to be beneficial to the body of Christ, prophecy is naturally beneficial to the body because it builds up the church (1 Cor 14:3-4, 17), encourages (1 Cor 14:3, 31) and consoles (1 Cor 14:3). This is all important…

Kaiju of Biblical Proportions Review

Many thanks to Derek Jordan for the generous review on Goodreads of my book Kaiju of Biblical Proportions! A serious look at the Leviathan and Behemoth mentioned in the Bible. It may sound like an odd choice for a book, I found this very insightful and incredibly well thought out. Jamin does a great job both…