Month: June 2022

One-Woman Man

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife . . . 1 Timothy 3:2 I’m sure that women probably have flaws that are characteristic for them, but today, I’m addressing a flaw that is usually more commonly attributed to men. Not all men are prone to excesses of it, but there’s…
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Living Beyond Reproach

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach . . . 1 Timothy 3:2 As I was driving through Minneapolis yesterday, I drove down I-35W, which goes right by the treatment center I went to back in 2014. I don’t drive by it very often and so, when I do, it always brings back a lot…
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Power Corrupts

If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task . . . He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 1 Timothy 3:1-6 Working in jail has meant a new ID badge for me. Because the…
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Women Pastors?

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. 1 Timothy 2:12 Years ago, I ran into a female acquaintance who was attending seminary to become a pastor. I should have kept my mouth shut, but instead, based on today’s passage, I expressed…
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Does this Shirt Make Me Look Fat?

. . . Women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 Like most of us, I prefer to appear fit, not fat. I exercise and I…
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