What are the grounds for calling someone a heretic or false teacher?

Yesterday I listened to an older podcast of a pastor who, not long ago, was highly influential in my life. As a result of a major change in his ministry, my pastor friend is no longer at his church or currently involved in public preaching. To be clear, there was no moral failure associated with … Continue reading What are the grounds for calling someone a heretic or false teacher?

Remembering Dr. Roy Fish and his passion for the “good news”

"We lost another good one, today." Those were the words I found myself using all day after hearing about the passing of my former professor Dr. Roy Fish on 9/10/12. Dr. Fish was a distinguished professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as an important denominational and ecumenical leader around the world. … Continue reading Remembering Dr. Roy Fish and his passion for the “good news”

Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism

Most Christians no longer give a tithe, or 10%, to their church.  However, studies suggest that most people who attend a church regularly usually put at least some money into an offering plate during the year. Most people who give to the church probably assume that at least part of their giving goes to the … Continue reading Almsgiving in 21st Century Evangelicalism