The Daily Discovery (August 3, 2016)

Landon ChapmanThe Daily Discovery0 Comments

ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Putting Popular Church Music to the Test – “When I first came on at First Southern Baptist Church, I was an associate pastor with an emphasis in worship. In other words, I was the worship pastor, which is a title I didn’t much care for. Technically the head teaching pastor is a worship pastor. I still lead the music, leaning mostly toward hymns, but we sing some modern tunes as well. I try to be as careful with the music as I am with the teaching. Regarding the songs we sing, I examine the lyrics but also the writers. Those addressing the … Read More

An Open Letter to Andy Stanley

Tom BuckChristianity28 Comments

(After prayer and reflection, this open letter is to Andy Stanley regarding his recent sermon and subsequent Twitter apology.) UPDATE 03/05/2016: I want to publicly thank Andy Stanley for editing the sermon to remove the remarks he made about small churches. It is still my prayer that he will be willing to make a more public statement to let pastors of small churches know that he loves and supports them. But this is a wonderful thing Andy did and shows his true humility. I have found Andy to be more than willing to interact with those who disagree with him. I am so thankful for that. UPDATE 03/08/2016: Andy Stanley has expanded on his comments and initial apology here: Andy Stanley Explains … Read More

Disagreement Without Division

Chris HohnholzChristianity4 Comments

n my last article, I asked the readers to stop and give consideration to the practice of somewhat blindly following our internet inspired Christian leaders.  It is my sincere hope that the heart of that article was to suggest that we need a well-rounded, biblical perspective as we follow what appear to be biblical brethren who promote theologies we ascribe to.  It can be far too easy to believe such persons do not need to be questioned when they make certain statements, professions, or proclamations.  As we fall into the trap of thinking they cannot do anything wrong, we can easily promote division in the body of Christ as we grow suspicious of others camps of Christians who do not … Read More

What To Do When There is No Good Church to Attend in Your Local Area

Landon ChapmanChristianity4 Comments

A letter of Wholesome Counsel Addressed to His Brethren in Scotland (Or “What To Do when there is no good church to attend in your local area.”) originally published in 1556 by John Knox “Give me Scotland, else I die.” n the spring of 1556, while Knox was still in Scotland, he reviewed letters from the church of English Exiles at Geneva, inviting him to return and undertake the office of ministry to which, during his absence, he had been appointed. The state of affairs in this country was such, that he deemed it advisable to comply with this invitation. When about to leave for a season those among whom he had so assiduously labored in word and doctrine, he wrote the following Letter of … Read More

You Want Me to Submit?!

Landon ChapmanChristianity0 Comments

Hebrews 13:17 [ESV] “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.” ypically when folks speak of Christianity and submission, they’re referring to the covenant of marriage and the wife’s role in that God-ordained coupling.  In reality, all of God’s children are called to submission; submission to the local church and its leaders. Technology has provided some amazing things to our world.  Things we now take for granted were the things of dreams and depicted in movies as unrealistic.  For example, there is a very good chance … Read More