The Church in Crisis

by Don & Joy Veinot & Ron Henzel (Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 1) In a world awash in new religious movements—or what could properly be termed the “repaganization” of the world—Russell D. Moore raises a very important question regarding the future of the Church: …the questions over evangelical identity are not ultimately about turf wars over publishing houses or academic guilds. They are about one … Continue reading

Some Concerns about John C. Maxwell

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 10) Richard G. Howe INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS There are certainly many resources available to the Christian community pertaining to the various aspects of building the Kingdom of God. I do not believe it is necessary that we agree one hundred percent with everything a particular resource has to say. It may very well be that we not only have to pick and … Continue reading

Blessed Are the Ex-Peacemakers: Bill Fields War on the Church

(This originally appeared in the Summer/Fall 2001 edition of the MCOI Journal, Beginning on page 8) Back in the late 1980s, Joy and I were discussing a personal issue and felt the need to get some solid spiritual advice. We thought the input of a godly Christian professional would be helpful, so we asked our senior pastor for the name of a good Christian counselor outside the church. He referred us to Bill Fields, president … Continue reading

The Great Self-Esteem Crisis

(This originally appeared in the Summer 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal) “Low self-esteem” is taking the blame for practically all the ills of our society today. Everything from criminality to poor performance in school is blamed on low self-esteem. It is running rampantly throughout society and the church though battalions of therapists have written countless books on the subject. The problem seems immune to all efforts to eradicate it and, in fact, seems to … Continue reading

The Unappeasable Cry-Baby Boomers Sexual Revolution

2 Timothy 3:1-5 has an interesting description of people in the “last days.” One of the descriptors is “unappeasable.” I like that word. It is also an accurate description of what we are seeing today. The definition is simple and easy to understand. According to the Oxford Dictionaries adjective: unappeasable not able to be pacified, placated, or satisfied. No matter what changes are made or what is done the “unappeasable” won’t be happy. They are … Continue reading