Should transparency or vulnerability be a defining characteristic of a believer? This article considers why people say, "The Christian life is all about being transparent and vulnerable," and how it is helpful when shunning hypocrisy, yet unhelpful when it creates a culture that is more about authenticity than repentance.
This article establishes that preaching is difficult work, and is not for just anyone. It presents seven key pitfalls that preachers need to avoid.
Is there a relationship between mental illness and demon possession? In addressing this question, the article notes that in Scripture, not all epileptics were demon-possessed and not all demon-possessed people were epileptics. This distinction has important pastoral implications, which the author goes on to establish by way of questions a pastor needs to consider: Are there any indicators revealing that the person dabbles in the occult?
How do you go about sermon evaluation? Whether you are evaluating the sermon of others or your own, an important question is, was the text explained?