Blog Posts by Leon Brown

Sunday Worship: What's On My Bookshelves

Article by   June 2014
Sunday worship is a sensitive issue. Advocates of the regulative and normative principles of worship each have a lens through which they look to subscribe to certain principles about worship. Which is right?Years ago I began reading on the topic.... continue

Baptism: What's On My Bookshelves

Article by   June 2014
When I first arrived at seminary, I was appalled that anyone claiming to be Protestant would baptize infants. In my limited understanding, only Roman Catholics conducted themselves in such an unbiblical manner. In my mind, infant baptism may have been... continue

The Difficulties Of Being Honest About Our Sin

Article by   June 2014
We confess, along with Christians throughout the ages, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). Even from our earliest age, we are sinners (Ps. 51:5; Eph. 2:1). As the Westminster Shorter Catechism 18... continue

White Faces: It's What I See

Article by   June 2014
I plead with you to help. In my opinion it is a matter for which we must fight. If we do not, things will remain the same. Do not get me wrong, consistency is good, but not in this case.White... continue

Do You See What I See?: A Glimpse from the Pulpit

Article by   May 2014
Dear Church*,In his book, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, Graeme Goldsworthy remarked, "The act of proclaiming, or preaching, was not the giving of opinions or of reinterpreting old religious traditions in new and creative ways. It was proclaiming... continue

Crack Pipes, Ouija Boards, and the PCA: Then and Now

Article by   May 2014
If these statistics are accurate, as a high school drop-out I may have cost the American people some $200,000 "in lost earnings, taxes, and productivity." Humanly speaking, I am the product of a passionate evening between two people and a crack... continue

Eclipsed By Money: A Reason for Church Growth

Article by   May 2014
As a church planter, numbers can often be a consuming topic. Without numbers, or "butts in the seats" as some say, you cannot launch a church plant. Therefore it is a constant prayer of mine, as well as those in... continue

Witnessing to Homosexuals

Article by   May 2014
How do you witness to homosexuals? The answer is, "Like anyone else," but perhaps for some that is an over simplification. Regardless, we can at least agree on two things. 1) The use of the law in witnessing does not... continue

Cross-Cultural Ministry: Awkwardness and Celebration

Article by   May 2014
I have had a change of heart. I wonder if and how it will work.Days ago, Ed Stetzer wrote a piece at Christianity Today, titled, "More Thoughts on Multicultural Church: 3 Things to Consider About Multiculturalism." It is a great... continue

Why I Filmed My Abortion

Article by   May 2014
Emily Letts, who apparently has received death threats since the release of her video, got pregnant and immediately decided she was going to have an abortion. In order to help others understand that abortion is safe and perhaps even painless,... continue
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