“Why are all the elders in your church male?” This is a question that you will get if you are complementarian. I have written on what I believe the Bible teaches on male and female relationships in the home and in the church in two e-books available from our publications page: Continue reading
I believe that
– Church leadership should be plural
– Ephesians 5 calls all of us to submit to one another
-Neither of these points undermine the responsibility that there is to lead in church Continue reading
What is “Spiritual warfare?” For some of us, the phrase will immediately conjure up Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings-esque images with evil spirits flying in and needing to be repelled.
When we looked at Ephesians 5:22-32 and Paul’s instructions to husbands and wives, we saw that this section of his letter is all linked back to the instruction to be “filled with the Spirit.” In other words, Being filled with the Spirit is all about living out our everyday lives at home, work and in the church in light of the grace we have received in Christ.
Similarly, the whole section points us forward to Ephesians 6:10ff where Paul describes the armour of God we need to fight spiritual war. Spiritual Warfare is about living in light of God’s grace through Christ in our everyday lives at home, work and church. Continue reading
How do you spot a Spirit filled Christian? Maybe you look for that radiant glow. It’s like they float into the room and their face shines. Maybe, it’s all about their gifts. Can they speak in tongues, heal, prophesy? Maybe it’s whether others recognise them and give them a title like pastor, prophet, missionary … Continue reading