“Thus Saith My Mind”: A Brief Essay on Modern Prophets

As I sit here and begin to write this essay, I have to admit that I have struggled with deciding the definite direction of the message I am seeking to portray. To be candid, I have been laying on a locker room bench at my gym, thinking through exactly what I plan to say, and how I plan to say it. Alright, perhaps the fact that today was leg day played a part in my decision to rest momentarily, but I certainly used the time to reflect on this very important topic.

To say that modern prophecy is a controversial topic within the church is quite the understatement! It is one that has produced high levels of emotion on both sides of the argument. On one side, we can see many charismatic Christians claiming to speak on behalf of God just as frequently as they themselves speak. One the other side of that line, you have Christians sternly defending that God has spoken through the Bible for this age, and has chosen not to reveal his Words through anything else besides The Word.  Continue reading


A Letter From A Church Seeker

Dear Pastor,
I have been looking for a church for some time now. I am writing you because I am very interested in attending your service! I must admit, I haven’t been to church in sometime. I use to go to a church, but honestly, it was quite boring. I mean truthfully, who wants to sit through an outdated hour long preaching, straight from an outdated book! Every Sunday we would sing hymns about the crucifixion or God’s wrath, you know those depressing hymns like “Amazing Grace”. The entire service was completely focused on Jesus. The pastor there would pray at least two very long, dragged out prayers. Anyway, as I am sure you can imagine, I didn’t stay there very long. Continue reading

2 Signs of a False Teacher

Since the beginning of time, there have been immediate objections to the true faith. We all know how the story of the Garden of Eden unfolded, with Satan’s open and direction opposition to God’s word. However, not all of the enemy’s tactics are the same. We are warned in Matthew 7: 15 that “”Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (NASB). This warning isn’t talking about when snakes come and openly oppose the truth of God, as identifiable as that may be. Rather, these false teachers have the appearance of truth. This is what makes the overwhelming population explosion of false teaching in the world so dangerous: It appears to be genuine truth. Continue reading