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Women in Ministry

"Dear Mr. Wilson: I came across your website and after reading some of your articles, I would like your response to a matter that bothers me. My church does not permit women to become pastors or to speak from the desk during the divine service. However, women are allowed to teach Sunday school classes for…

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Church Life is Not Spiritual Life

As far as the United States is concerned, a new world order was born on September 11, 2001. U.S. citizens were asleep; caught by complete surprise. Without warning or notice, terrorism within the United States became a horrible reality on that infamous day. Yes, there were terrorist attacks against the United States before September 11,…

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Hallelujah! Discipleship Hurts

Some statements in the Bible appear to conflict with common sense at first. For example, the apostle James wrote, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and…

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Losing Your First Love

The Way During His brief ministry (A.D. 27–30), Jesus established a new religion that continues to stand in direct opposition to the other religions of the world. At first, this religion was called "The Way" because Jesus said of Himself, "I am the way and the truth and the life . . ." (John 14:6;…

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Should I Join Another Church?

NOTE: I often receive letters requesting my comments regarding church membership. Because the comments, circumstances and issues from a number of letters I have received are so similar, I have combined many direct quotes and details into one letter so that the topic of church membership can be addressed… LW Dear Pastor Wilson: I have…