Every Reformed Church seems to hold that only men should be Elders. However, these same churches seem divided on the question of whether or not women can be Deacons. So does the Bible allow for female Deacons, or not?
Is it possible for Christians to seek to mirror God’s Law in the voting booth? Are there any limitations on using America’s governing system to enforce God’s Law?
Recently, a Christian 501(c)(3) organization was denied tax-exempt status by the IRS because of some variation of the following: “Biblical principles tend to favor Republican candidates.” This exemption has been appealed and the decision rightly reversed. However, IRS law bans “political campaign activity by charities and churches.” So if we believe that churches are called to preach “the whole counsel …
What are your thoughts on the forthcoming MetaVerse from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook? It appears to be essentially a modern day Tower of Babel. How should Christians engage with it? Is it sinful to “leave this world” to enter into Augmented Reality?
From Joshua Lahring – Hi Pastor Joel, I have been listening to you on biblical patriarchy and I am wondering what you think about women having the right to vote. Since men are called to lead in the home and should be the governing authorities, should women have part in deciding the direction of society?
Pastor Joel, I understand, that according to Scripture, churches should be viewed as essential. However, does the Bible teach that churches are unique? In other words, is there something particular that occurs in the context of locally gathered churches that does not occur in Christian’s private practices of piety?