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The Office of Christian Believer

Introduction In recent articles, we have surveyed briefly the offices of elder and of deacon. What then of the average  person within the pew? What role and responsibility do they have in the life of the Christian community? The rediscovery of and recommitment to the biblical teaching regarding the offices of elder and deacon, as […]

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Introduction I am submitting two articles with the humble hope that they might serve profitably in instructing, reminding, and encouraging present and future office bearers to engage faithfully in their respective duties as office bearers to the glory of God and the good of the church. The design is a simple overview of the idea […]

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  With God’s help, in 2001 I graduated from The Center for Biblical Studies Institute and Seminary in the Philippines. That same year I received a call to pastor the congregation where I previously did my internship. The year 2021 therefore marks my twentieth year in the ministry. Throughout my life as a pastor, I […]

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During the course of my ministry, I have often been asked by elders a question about what might be termed “pastoral tenure.” The question often arises within the context of a church’s vacancy and its search for the names of ministers to whom the congregation might extend a call. In the course of their search […]

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Orthodoxy…Conservative or Radical?

The term “conservative” when employed theologically is frequently applied to a certain type of thinking which bases itself upon the Bible as the Word of God. and which holds to most of the “fundamentals” of the faith historically taught by the Christian Church. From the point of view of one who is interested in maintaining an orthodox […]

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