Letters to the Editor (Video Games, Eschatology, False Teachers and more)

I get letters! I write articles and some people take the time to respond with letters to the editor. Here is another batch of those letters. Letters on Learning to Be Rich To bolster your argument, this happened to me: When having a will produced before returning to the mission field, the lawyer casually but non-mean spiritedly commented that we were dirt poor missionaries. Then we got on the plane and in less than 24 hours we were transformed into …

Letters to the Editor (The Bible, Grief, Divorce, Having Children, Respecting Husbands and Hurricane Harvey)

It has been too long since I have compiled a collection of Letters to the Editor–letters from people who have read articles and are eager to respond. Here are some of the best from the past few weeks. Letters on Is Your Church Messy Enough? I wanted to comment on your use (and criticism) of the word “safe” in this article. I think I can guess why you used it the way you did – it’s a buzz-word these days …

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Ask Me Anything (Family Devotions, Christian Comedy, Women in the Church, etc)

I continue to receive lots of Letters to the Editor, hence I continue to attempt to answer lots of Letters to the Editor. Here’s a new batch that include answers to questions on family devotions, whether church is for believers or unbelievers, Christian comedy, if and how women can serve in the church, and so on. I hope you find them helpful. Could you suggest several options for material to help me stay on track leading family devotions with my …

Ask Me Anything (Leaving your Church, Catholicism, Ungodly Husband, etc)

I decided to begin the “Ask Me Anything” feature as a means of answering some of the questions I receive from readers of this site. Over the past few weeks I’ve received mountains of them, so please forgive me if I haven’t been able to take a shot at answering yours. Meanwhile, here are a few more attempts to answer a few more questions. I serve as pastor of Congregational Care in a large evangelical church. Recently our lead pastor …

Letters to the Editor (Sexuality, the Power of Story, Worship Leaders, the Proverbs 31 Woman)

It has been an excellent couple of weeks for letters to the editor and I found it tough to narrow down the list to just a few. But here are the ones that most stood out to me. I hope you read and enjoy them! Letters on Beware (and Embrace) the Power of Story Tim: I’ll be honest and admit I don’t exactly know all the author of this comment is trying to say, but I want to give him …

Ask Me Anything (Sex in Marriage, the Proverbs 31 Woman, Pursuing Vocation, etc)

It is time to attempt answers to another collection of questions from my Ask Me Anything feature. This week’s questions concern the Proverbs 31 woman, sex that doesn’t go all the way, abstinence during times of separation, the great cloud of witnesses, and pursuing your vocation. Looking over Proverbs 31, something came to mind. You see her busy with worldly concerns, but you don’t see her reading the Bible/Torah, talking about God, praying, or witnessing. Since this is held up …

Letters to the Editor (Commentaries, Rape on Television, Funerals, Hospitality, etc)

Letters to the editor continue to roll in. My gratitude goes to each reader who takes the time to write in. Here are a few of the most noteworthy I’ve received recently. Letters on Logos New Testament Commentary Collection I recently purchased your NT commentary recommended bundle on Logos, and my, what a deal! I hope you and Logos can partner together on an OT commentary set in the near future. Thanks! —Matthew D, Arlington, VA Tim: Yes, it is …

Ask Me Anything (Sleepovers, Miracles, Making Money, etc)

Once again, I’m going to attempt answers to a selection of the questions I have received through my Ask Me Anything feature. This week’s questions involve sleepovers, miracles, reading the Bible in church, and the clarity of the Bible. But I am going to begin with an answer to what is probably the most common question I receive. How do blogs make money? How do you make money? Is it actually possible for a blogger to earn a living? I …

Letters to the Editor (Consecutive Exposition, Funerals, Provoking Children, Hymnals, and ABWE)

A long weekend in mid-summer seemed just the time to share another collection of letters from readers of this site. This week’s deal with consecutive exposition, provoking children, hymnals, and the awful news from ABWE. Letters on Consecutive Exposition is Not the Only Way My pastor uses the consecutive exposition method, therefore I may be biased, though I hope not. I want to state up front that true exposition is essential whether one is preaching topically or through a specific …