Category Archives: theology

Can I Forgive Myself?

Should Christians forgive themselves? I’m not addressing anything new here. If you’re not aware of the disagreement, let me give you a brief synopsis. It centers around the questions, “Can I forgive myself? Is self-forgiveness possible?” On one hand, there are those who say that Christians are fooling themselves when they seek to “forgive themselves.” Self-forgiveness is not biblical. If… Read more »

Is Anyone Qualified To Pastor? The Forest of 1 Timothy 3:1-7

I’ve written about whether fallen pastors should be allowed to return to the pulpit. Some fallen pastors reconcile with their wives, some are unable to. I’ve seen men go through a process of repentance and return to a lifestyle of holiness and return to ministry. Each time I blog about it, I mention the verses in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Paul’s… Read more »

SBCVoices and the Calvinist/Arminian Debate

My blog is linked to SBC Voices. I love that site. My blog gets a lot of hits from there and I appreciate it. I also must let you know that there is a terrible wallowing of opinion between Calvinist vs. Arminian voices over there. It’s kind of noisy. When I was in seminary at the flagship school of the… Read more »

Is Forgiveness For The Remarried Wishful Thinking?

There’s a question that keeps bombarding me from time to time. Usually, it’s shrouded in some level of judgmentalism, but sometimes, and surprisingly, it comes with an honest heart that seeks an answer. How can anyone who has committed adultery and left their spouse to marry another ever be forgiven by God? The fact that they are now married to… Read more »

The New Guy

fallenpastor   January 28, 2011   2 Comments on The New Guy

I got a call the other day from a pastor friend of mine who told me that Angel Falls has finally called a new pastor. Almost a year and a half after my fall, they’ve finally filled the pulpit. He gave me the details and told me the guy had some pastoral experience and came from a local church pastored… Read more »

Huh. Didn't Know This.

What they don’t teach you in seminary. Guess they were too focused on the Reformation to tell you this or this. Yeah, don’t bother telling me how Wikipedia is such an informed resource. This Baptist is just a little surprised. No, it doesn’t change my theology much (at all). Just perks up my ears a bit. The Reformers were presented… Read more »

Huh. Didn’t Know This.

What they don’t teach you in seminary. Guess they were too focused on the Reformation to tell you this or this. Yeah, don’t bother telling me how Wikipedia is such an informed resource. This Baptist is just a little surprised. No, it doesn’t change my theology much (at all). Just perks up my ears a bit. The Reformers were presented… Read more »

Providence And Depression

Depression is an awful thing. Those who have never experienced it cannot identify. Those who have seen loved ones go through it have had a taste of it. I watched my mother endure a lifetime of horrible depression. It wasn’t until my college years that I learned that I was suffering from it. It’s interesting to hear people who don’t… Read more »

Apologizing To Whom?

Found an interesting article yesterday written by the former editor of Contemporary Christian Magazine. It had been three years after Amy Grant’s divorce and the magazine wanted her to apologize for what she had done.The editor, who was being asked by the publisher to write the article and ask for her apology, questioned the move. An exchange from the article… Read more »