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ORDERED LOVE – ORDERED CHURCH – PART 4

In 1 Cor. 14:32-33 we learn Paul’s answer to the undiscerned and ecstatic (free-floating) spiritual experiences of the Corinthians. His answer to them is that the “Spirit of the Prophets is controlled by the Prophets.” In other words, no free-floating uncontrolled spiritual experience or spiritual ‘priming of the pump’ in order to create their chosen […]

ORDERED LOVE – ORDERED CHURCH – PART 3

However strange it may sound to any Charismatic’s ears, Paul is quite quick to down the spiritual gifts in his letter to the Corinthians. To be sure, he is also quick to say that he is a participant in the gifts. But, his purpose in doing so is to develop level footing with his audience. […]

ORDERED LOVE – ORDERED CHURCH – PART 2

Order, form, and the church have always been a topic of discussion for Christians. There are those who say they want more freedom and then there are those who say they want more order. The Apostle Paul had to deal with the same questions in his day. And, the overall answer he gives is one […]

Ordered Love – Ordered Church – Part 1

Today, I am beginning a new series on thinking through ‘spirituality’ and the church. So, please catch the other 5-10 blogs on the subject that are coming. In part, this blog is meant to be something that can enhance our senses of discernment. There is so much passed under the guise of ‘spiritual’ or even […]

Why Theology Matters

                C.S. Lewis once said that good philosophy should be done if for no other reason than bad philosophy exists. We could take that thought and say “Good theology should exist if for no other reason than bad theology does.” This is why our theology that has emerged from the Bible through the centuries is […]