Blog Posts by Leon Brown

The Crucifixion of Ministry

Article by   February 2014
As I prepare to gather a core group (or "launch team," depending on your perspective) for a church plant in Richmond, Virginia, I am attempting to get ahead by developing a leadership training manual. Thankfully I have many resources from... continue

(In)dependence and Prayer

Article by   January 2014
My wife will tell you that I am a fairly independent guy. If I am assigned a task, I normally attempt to accomplish it without requesting help. Of course there are times when I know I need assistance, but if... continue

Possible Reasons Why Churches Don't Pursue Being Cross-Cultural

Article by   January 2014
Pastor Randy Nabors, in a blog dated January 3, 2014, provided a list of possible reasons why churches do not pursue being cross-cultural. Some of the reasons may shock you. Others may be obvious. Some you may have never considered.Number... continue

The Death of Witnessing

Article by   January 2014
There are many impediments to witnessing (i.e., sharing your faith). Many of us are absolutely terrified. Beads of sweat begin to moisten our backs merely at the thought of evangelistic outreach. Sometimes we think it is better left to the... continue

A Crash Course in Lingo

Article by   January 2014
Months ago when my wife was helping one of her patients (let's call her Sarah), Sarah said, "Those are my peoples." My lovely wife, in somewhat of a frantic response said, "What?" Sarah said, "You know, my family." Somewhat down... continue

The Transracial Implications of the Gospel

Article by   January 2014
Dr. Dan Wallace writes, "...we can see that it is crucial -- because it is an essential part of the gospel -- that race should never be a roadblock to the fullest fellowship that Christians can have. In 1963, Martin... continue

Is This Possible?

Article by   January 2014
Here, signs above the water fountains said, "For Colored Only." Certain parks, restaurants, and swimming pools prohibited all but its white guests. Distant past? No. As recently as 1960, ethnic integration on public transportation was still questionable. Home to the Manchester... continue

An Interview About Ethnic/Race Issues in Our Churches

Article by   January 2014
I can assure you that ethnic/race issues will not be the only, perhaps even primary, area about which I write. (Take a deep breath). I am passionate about many other things (e.g., the gospel, my family, the church I pastor,... continue

Street Preaching According to Pipa and Venema

Article by   January 2014
In a recent edition of Christian Renewal (date: December 11, 2013), Ruth Vandyken, in her article, "Preaching Outside the Box and onto the Public Soapbox," interviewed Dr. Joseph Pipa--faculty at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary--and Dr. Cornel Venema--of Mid-America Reformed Seminary--requesting... continue

Open Marriages and Drug Usage

Article by   January 2014
My wife tells me that I frighten people. Whenever we are in public and I meet someone new, I ask, "What's going on?" in a somewhat loud voice. It is not the content of my initial greeting that frightens people... continue
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