This article discusses the need for the pastor to help the congregation think theologically in order to grow in discernment and discipleship. He himself has to learn to discern the different levels of theological importance of doctrines, in order to give the congregation a sense of priority and discernment in this area.
How exactly should we be contending for the truth? This article makes a plea for practicing discernment in love, with precision, humility, and sorrow.
If discernment is knowledge filtered, then it is highly needed in a time where there is so much information available. Discernment is what every Christian is called to practice, according to Philippians 1:9. This article discusses three pitfalls Christian fall into when they do not practice discernment.
This article addresses the important gift of discernment, particularly with reference to how believers are expected to handle such deceptive publications as The Da Vinci Code. Knowledge of the Word of God is a primary necessity for exercising this gift, but also a heart that is enabled by the Holy Spirit to be able to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong.
Knowing God's will and following his guidance should not be a superstitious exercise. It should be the result of the work of the Holy Spirit as he works renewal in the believer, through the Word, applying it to concrete life situations in the context of godly advice. In this way believers are able to have good discernment. This is what the article explains.