Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Wheat and Tares
09/11/2009 - Jeff DownsA couple of weeks ago I had the special privilege of preaching at Shepherd's Fellowship of Greensboro, NC. My text was Matt. 13:24-30, the parable of the Wheat and Tares. There are two different interpretations of this parable. I am more in line with modern interpreters. If you are interested, click here to listen.
Brothers and sisters, If you are looking for a church (or know someone who is, or are passing through) in the Greensboro, NC area, I (a Presbyterian) would HIGHLY recommend Shepherd's Fellowship (a Baptist Church). They currently have two teaching elders, both very godly men: Dustin Segers and Sterling VanDerwerker. You can check out their website to learn more about the church, or go here to listen to some of the preaching. Dustin spoke at a conference I put together a few years ago on the topics: "No Good Reason to be An Atheist," and "Protecting and Contending: A Pastoral Perspective."
Protecting the Flock: A Pastoral Perspective, Pt. 1
09/04/2009 - Jeff DownsHave you ever thought about writing a book? Have you ever read a book, and thought to yourself, “this is the book I wanted to write”? Well, I am almost certain many readers of this blog have had that experience. Perhaps at that point, your dream was dashed to pieces. I trust that is not the case, and even if it was, you got over it quickly. On the other hand, as you began reading the book (that you wanted to write), there was a sense of joy, and even perhaps, a bit of relief.
You will not have sleepless nights. You will go through the trouble figuring out what to say, where to say it, how to say it. You will not be rejected by this or that publisher, only to find out that you need to go through Xulon. You will not have to deal with those nasty book reviewers on Amazon, and you will not have to deal with Issue, Etc., Christ the Center, Knowing the Truth, etc., etc. breathing down your neck for an interview (just joking).
Take a deep breath, and rejoice! ...
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