Theologian, author, and seminary professor Wayne Grudem has written a lengthy response to John Piper’s commentary on the 2020 election.
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The Pilgrims should be remembered four-hundred years hence for their Christian dedication, virtue, persistence, work ethic, and commitment to covenantally govern themselves.
The former puts you on the platform before others, but the latter convicts your soul. Aloneness with God slowly disappears for the person drawn away by fame and popularity.
A few google searches will reveal many great ideas on how to do church in the Covid crisis. But remember, good thinking always precedes great ideas and great leadership, which we need in these uncertain times.
It's hard to pastor Christians in the age of outrage. In a time of bitter arguments and divisiveness, Ed Stetzer offers leaders a thoughtful way to approach the hot-button issues of the day.
"Somebody who is a very good negotiator can tell you exactly what they do when they negotiate," says Steve Cunningham. "Similarly, if we are living out [Jesus’] commands, we can tell you exactly how to do it."
"It’s not just the megachurch pastors," says Chuck DeGroat. "There are small church pastors who lead with this grandiosity, these narcissistic characteristics."
“When you feel as if people in your family have turned their back on you," says Lecrae, "it’s extremely painful, and you’ve got to realize that your identity is not wrapped up in their acceptance of you."
When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."
"If things like lust and greed and materialism are sins that recur," says Esau McCaulley, "then why wouldn't racism be a sin that recurred that requires the entirety of our energy?"