A couple weeks ago I watched a video on my Facebook feed of a man making his plea on why Christians, especially Pastors should never allow the topic of race and other social issues infiltrate their pulpits. More specifically, what this person was advocating was that, in the church, Christians should solely focus their attention … Continue reading No Neutrality
What’s wrong with being weak? Weakness is definitely seen as a negative disposition in our culture, especially in the church. When people ask me how I’m doing I tell them the truth, at least I try to. However, the truthfulness of my answer honestly depends on how weak I feel like looking to the person … Continue reading It’s okay, to be honest
Have you ever seen the picture where Jesus and the devil are arm wrestling? It is a popular image of what many believe takes place between God and the enemy of our souls; the devil. In this picture, both Jesus and the devil are locked eye to eye on each other, and both are in … Continue reading Seeing Jesus rightly
Since 1973 there have been an estimated 60 Million abortions that have taken place in the United States, and that’s not taking into account the number of unreported abortions that have taken place in our country as well as around the world. Along with the 60 Million abortions since 1973 there is another number that … Continue reading God hears the voice of blood
Have you ever found yourself losing control over your temper and completely blowing your Christian witness in the face of friends and family? If you're like me in any way, when those embarrassing moments take place the shame and regret of making a complete fool of yourself are sometimes overwhelming. In those moments, the inner … Continue reading Anger Managment-101
There is a phrase that is popular in many circles of evangelicalism that is extremely unbiblical and downright heretical. I remember being confused the first time I was corrected by a friend, who after hearing me acknowledge that I had a headache said, “Edwin, don’t speak it into existence.” I was in … Continue reading Is “Speaking things into existence” biblical?
Have you ever enjoyed the thought of doing something but were not equally excited about the process of doing what you love? There are at least a handful of thoughts that I enjoy but the process not so much. For example, I love the thought of me being physically fit but the process of getting … Continue reading Writers, keep writing.
On more than several occasions, I have been asked to share my thoughts on women Pastors. The question is normally presented to me in a straight forward manner and goes something like this, “Edwin, is it biblical for women to be Pastors of a church?” In a straightforward response, I always say, “No, the … Continue reading Biblical or Not: Women Pastors
If it were possible for the Christian to lose his salvation it would happen every day. Our failure to perfectly obey God would kill us were it not for the gospel, and yet this unending love found in Christ does not lead the child of God into an unending and relentless pursuit of sin. The … Continue reading Kept by God
To say that this has been a season of up’s and down’s for my family would be an understatement. The past five months have literally felt like five years. From steeping down as the Sr. Pastor at a church filled with people who I genuinely love; to moving into a one bed room apartment; in … Continue reading Holding on to a promise: “I will never leave you.”