Hughes is the author of the very popular book, Liberating the Ministry from the Success Syndrome. In this book he shows his affinity to John Piper’s proposal of Desiring God as a passionate pursuit. He gives valuable help to the pastor in delineating the importance of moral absolutes and standards in one’s life and church. I disagree with Hughes and others in proposing that all forms of art are God’s creation. They are not. Man creates his art in either a way that glorifies God or that does not. I also disagree with him and others (especially Barna) in the use of polls to establish what’s happening in our churches. I thought it unnecessary to single out Baptists and other Bible-Belt churches in this misuse (p. 115-116).
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]