Does the Bible belong in the hands of the professors and theologians only? Or is it for the uneducated parishioner and the local church? Tim Grant examines the role of the academy in relation to the church and God’s word.
When it comes to reading the Bible, we have a big problem. That’s why, as Tim Grant explains, we should expect God’s word to chafe.
The Book of Psalms is a terrific part of the Bible, yet it’s regularly mishandled from the pulpit. Tim Grant has four helpful tips for improving your preaching on them.
A number of my friends were recently ‘priested’. They took part in a sacred ceremony while wearing strange garments and, standing before the bishop of the land, were consecrated as priests in the church of God.
So you’ve decided to forgo the straight and narrow and teach things that are… well… not strictly speaking true. It makes sense; after all, surely we’re all a little bored by the same Christian message year after year, millennia after millennia.
Regularly when I sit down with someone, they’ll use the phrase ‘called to ministry’. I don’t have a dislike of this phrase, it can be very useful—only when most people use it, it isn’t.