What is a Pastor?

What is a Pastor?

In my last two blog articles, I asked the question, “Where have all the pastors gone?” I have asked this question from a Namibian context and perspective. Moral failure, personal discouragement, financial problems and the like contribute to a number of pastors leaving...
Where Have All the Pastors Gone? (Part 2)

Where Have All the Pastors Gone? (Part 2)

In my last post, I lamented the loss of pastoral integrity, as I observe it from the viewpoint of the Namibian church. In this brief blog, I want to focus on the other side of the coin—namely the contribution of church members to the attrition or loss of men from the...
Where Have All the Pastors Gone?

Where Have All the Pastors Gone?

“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the...
Who Makes People Into Saints?

Who Makes People Into Saints?

On this previous Sunday (4 September 2016) Pope Francis declared Mother Theresa to be a saint. This is one of the peculiar Roman Catholic Church traditions which simply do not match the Scriptures. As a defender of the authority of Scripture alone (sola Scriptura) I...
Church Membership

Church Membership

Are churches right when they insist upon a biblical standard for entrance into church membership?   This, in my opinion, may well be one of the most crucial issues facing the church at all times. Should one keep the church doors wide open for all and sundry to...