Elements in a Philosophy of Ministry: Sanctification

A Tribute to Roger Peterson

There are probably four or five men in my experience whom I would consider mentors par excellence: men who doubtless changed my life, as well as the trajectory that it took. One of them entered the presence of the Lord last week, September 22, 2021, at the age of 89....
Elements in a Philosophy of Ministry: Sanctification

Desiring a Good Work

Significantly, 1 Timothy 3:1 speaks of a man desiring not only the office of a bishop but also its work. Paul qualifies this statement by noting that a bishop’s work is a good work. This work falls broadly into three overlapping categories. First, the bishop is...
Elements in a Philosophy of Ministry: Sanctification

Almost Nine Months

Late last year I was asked to fill the pulpit of a small church that had lost its pastor. After one visit, the church’s pulpit committee asked me to cover the month of January. During my second week, the pulpit committee asked whether I would become the...
Elements in a Philosophy of Ministry: Sanctification

Nothing to See Here!

It must be hard work to write investigative reporting in the evangelical world. To be sure, evangelicalism has its share of scandals, just as all branches of professing Christianity always have. For example, when Pastor So-and-So runs off with the church secretary, it...