Marriage

Husbands (and wives), Deprive and Dominate or Supply and Share

Biblical texts are often used as proofs for our own particular set of Christian values. Among those are texts which appear to subject women to men and wives to their husbands. But do these texts mean what many have ascribed to them? Clarity for these texts are found in careful consideration of each passage in… Continue reading Husbands (and wives), Deprive and Dominate or Supply and Share

Leadership, Real Church

No Rank, only Roles in the Body of Christ

Leadership is determined by the extent you influence regardless of rank. And, contrary to how most local churches and denominations have been structured and governed, the New Testament church did not use or require hierarchy when it came to leadership. The elders, whether apostles, prophets, evangelists or pastors and teachers, had no rank in the… Continue reading No Rank, only Roles in the Body of Christ

Leadership, Real Church

Who Calls the Shots (Decision Making) in the Body of Christ?

I really can't believe, nor see it written, that the Lord would have left His deity, become a man, suffer as much as He did and die for us only to give the running of the church into the hands of a few decision makers who could get it right or wrong. Just imagine, "Oops,… Continue reading Who Calls the Shots (Decision Making) in the Body of Christ?