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The Sickness in Discernment Ministries

Dr. Randy White NOTE: This article has received criticism both here and here To both ministries, I reached out with a personal contact, giving my personal cell number, and expressing a desire to discuss the issues at hand. With Lighthouse Trails Research Project, I expressed my appreciation for their ministry (they are a good one) and offered to edit the article below, taking any suggestions they might have. The full response from Deborah Dombrowski was, "We don’t have anything to discuss with you about your article as we have already posted [...]

How to Leave a Church

Dr. Randy White Previously, I wrote about How to Join a Church, but there comes a time, for most, when they must leave a church. Sometimes the church just doesn't turn out to be what it appeared to be on the surface. Whether you joined too quickly or the church is one of the many who is trying to be "all things to all people," meaning that their presentation to you was just what you wanted to hear but not the reality of the church, you may have joined the wrong [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments

Why Church Planting Should Not Be Funded

In a rather "accidental series," I've written an evaluation of the church planting movement, followed by my thoughts on why your church won't be able to find a pastor, and then gave some instructions on how to start a home church. Each of these articles had the common thread of the dismay over the condition of the church in our day. Now I'd like to complete these thoughts with a further word about church planting. I am convinced that the church planting movement, with all its failures, has been responsible for [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments

How to Start a Home Church

In my last article, I wrote about the difficulty your church will have finding a pastor in the future, especially if it is a small to medium sized church. In previous articles, I've written about why I couldn't join most churches. With these kinds of problems, now it is time to write about How to Start a Home Church. A Bible Believer's Biggest Problem Without a doubt, the largest number of emails, letters, and phone calls I've received over the past few years has been on the topic of finding a local [...]

Why Your Church Won’t Be Able to Find a Pastor

For many small to medium-sized churches, it is already difficult to find a pastor. And, unfortunately, I see the time coming when it is almost impossible for biblically solid churches to find a pastor. I already know of a handful of small churches that are looking for a pastor, want a pastor, and can even pay a pastor, but they simply can’t find a pastor. What is the problem? The church culture is completely at odds with Biblical teaching, and the social culture is at odds with the church. The smaller [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|7 Comments

Evaluating the Church Planting Movement: The Failure Nobody Wants to Talk About

It's time for someone to say, "The Emperor Has No Clothes." That emperor is the church planting movement, and this article is about the failure nobody wants to talk about. Church planting has been the rage of North American mission work for this generation. Almost every North American mission agency has given priority to church planting in urban and suburban areas. This movement began in the 1980s, probably spurred on by the "success" of Willow Creek in Chicago and Saddleback in California. The ones who pay the bills for this movement are [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Articles, Current Events|0 Comments

Why Right-Wing Commentators Duped You on Gold

Dr. Randy White Warning: This article goes against common conservative thought. For the past decade or so, right-wing commentators have been encouraging their listeners to buy gold for the upcoming economic crisis. Many of you did, and now you possess gold that is of no more value than when you purchased it, if you’re lucky. Furthermore, the economic crisis, which was just over the horizon, didn’t come, and you’re still using the U.S. Dollar like you always did. In fact, your debit card works, your checks are accepted (although no one [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Articles, Current Events|13 Comments

Why Men Must Lead the Home

Dr. Randy White In a very obvious way, the fall had a cascading effect on our relationship with God. The fall severed humanity’s intimate ties with God and introduced death as a consequence for sin. However, our relationship with God was not the only relationship that was affected. Even on the scale of a one-to-one, man-to-woman relationship, the curse of the fall multiples itself like a cancer. For instance, when shame and blame worm their way into a marriage, the marriage may start to become consumed from the inside out, like an [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|2 Comments

God Doesn’t Need Your Fellowship

This is a hard truth: God loves you, but He doesn’t need you. God did not create man for fellowship, nor did He create man for His glory. These ideas are often preached, but I’m convinced they’re man-made and often misinterpreted from the various texts such pastors and teachers use to espouse these ideas. However, as a starting point, I encourage you to read through Genesis 1 and 2 to see if you can discover any proof that the purpose we were created for was to fellowship with God or ascribe [...]

Creationism vs. Evolution: Can They Both Be True?

If you don’t fully believe in creationism, or that God made the world and everything in it, and you don’t fully believe in the theory of evolution, that time and natural selection eventually led to the birth of humanity, then you might believe in “theistic evolution.” That’s an attempt to meld creationism with evolution, as if God created all but let evolution carry out His final wishes. It is a view firmly held by popular pastors like Tim Keller and popular theologians like N.T. Wright. However, I firmly believe that creationism and [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events|6 Comments