Blog Posts by Leon Brown

Sharing the Gospel is Inconvenient

Article by   October 2014
As I was walking from the restaurant to my car, I had one gospel tract in my pocket. I had purposed to give it to someone in route to my vehicle. Literally, that was my plan. I wanted to place... continue

Church Planting Burdens: A Desire to Succeed

Article by   October 2014
As I was leaving Wal-mart earlier today, I noticed a woman, in a red and white checkered dress, holding a sign that said, "Success is only mentioned in the KJV once. Check Joshua 1:8." Is that the only time the... continue

Wearing Christianity on Your Sleeve: What Helps Evangelism

Article by   September 2014
In 2011, hip hop artist, Shai Linne, released his album, titled, "The Attributes of God." In one of his songs, "Taste and See," he said, "The world is not subtle, why should we be subliminal?" Good question - why? I... continue

Sharing the Gospel Simply

Article by   September 2014
How many non-Christians do you converse with face-to-face on a regular basis outside of normal working hours? With how many of them do you share the gospel? In my experience it seems that many within Presbyterian and Reformed circles do... continue

Curiosity Killed the Cat: Listening When You Shouldn't

Article by   September 2014
Having been raised on the cartoon television show, Tom and Jerry, I am accustomed to seeing Tom's curiosity lead to his demise. Time after time, he could not seem to learn that Jerry was craftier, perhaps wiser, and determined to... continue

Children's Church or Children in the Church?

Article by   September 2014
Where should your children be during corporate worship? What does the Bible say about it? Does church history help us answer this question?Over the years, I have tried to read various positions regarding the inclusion of children during Sunday service... continue

Does Liturgy or Music Keep Minorities Away from Our Church? (Part 3)

Article by   September 2014
In parts 1 and 2, I suggested that liturgy does not necessarily keep minorities away from our Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Following our examination of the liturgy, I wanted to pose another question:What about music?The so-called worship wars, as I... continue

A Little Black Boy's Question

Article by   August 2014
I recently heard a story that both grieves my heart and provides a glimmer of hope. The story was conveyed to me by a retired public school principal. For the sake of this post, let's call him, Jack. Jack is... continue

Mike Brown: We're Still Divided

Article by   August 2014
Are you watching the news? Are you reading blogs and news reports about the recent death of 18-year old Michael Brown? Have you watched the protests that have and will continue to occur? Are you, in any sense, moved to... continue

Why Am I Pursuing a PhD in Hebrew?

Article by   August 2014
In 2010, John Piper was asked, "Should pastors get PhDs?" He responded, "If you're already a pastor, I wouldn't get a PhD. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small. Really small. When I say really small, I... continue
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