I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some (1 Corinthians 9:22b).A few weeks ago I was wrestling with 1 Corinthians 9, admiring how Paul could craft practical wisdom in concise ways.
Victor Peters is now 108 years old! He was well into semi-retirement as a part-time staff member when I became pastor of Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene nearly 30 years ago.
The secret of the holy life is self-surrender. Always has been, always will be. That's the conclusion Mary Reuter reached in her 1,112-page Duquesne University Ph.D. dissertation.
Stuart Briscoe wrote, "In light of the widespread disinterest in holiness in the church, and the deep distrust outside the church . . .
"Brother Mac, how are you?" I asked that question each Sunday.
As a theologian, I am amazed and astonished at the wonders of modern science. I am even more amazed and astonished at the immensity and intricate detail of the universe, which science reveals to us.
"Therefore go and make disciples" (Matthew 28:19).
All Christians are called to be disciple makers. But exactly how do we make disciples?
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