Category Archives: Christian Leadership

Are You Pugnacious?

By | July 1, 2023

Not many use the term pugnacious today. Looking at just the word itself, if I didn’t know any better, I’d guess it referred to possessing a tenacious love for the dog breed pug (pug + tenacious = pugnacious). Apart from my own nonsense, pugnacious is indeed a biblical term. “Pugnacious” is the NASB’s translation of… Read More »

Allegiance to Jesus Christ Alone

By | November 16, 2022

Human sin will worm its way into our Christian institutions until Jesus glorifies us all. Churches, conventions, fellowships, colleges, universities, seminaries, mission agencies, networks, associations—all of these institutions require people, and people sin from time to time. When they do, their sin brings reproach to Christ and the institutions that bear his name. Some sins… Read More »

A Ministry of Integrity: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–12

By | September 8, 2022

Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians briefly describes how the messengers delivered the gospel with power, Spirit, and conviction (1 Thess 1:5). Paul describes his ministry again in detail in 1 Thess 2:1–12. Several themes stand out. First, in speaking about himself and his fellow missionaries, Paul’s primary concern was to uphold the integrity of… Read More »

Epaphras: An Example for Christian Leaders Today

By | July 21, 2022

A little digging in Colossians discovers some details about Epaphras, a minor character in the New Testament, but a main character in Colossae and an exemplary leader for us today. Two passages tell us about him, Colossians 1:3–8 and 4:12–13. A Faithful Evangelist (Colossians 1:3–8) Paul reminded the Colossians they learned the gospel from Epaphras,… Read More »