Tag Archive: pastor

The Pastor’s Struggle: 4 tough yet important responsibilities

Every career choice will have its benefits, and its hardships. And though some careers are more stressful than others, every person will face stress at their jobs. From time to time, I reflect… Continue reading

The Antichrist & Mark of the Beast

Ever wondered who the Antichrist will be, and what the Mark of the Beast is? Watch this message, as we attempt to provide some clarity and Biblical illumination to End Time prophecy and… Continue reading

A Video Invite to our new church plant

Currently, we are planting an English speaking congregation that is already reaching people from over 20 nationalities. If you are anywhere near Kenmore, Bothell, North Seattle, Kirkland or Everett, we can use your… Continue reading

12 Podcast Channels Leaders Should Subscribe to

Leaders are readers & leaders are listeners. And one of the greatest benefits of growing up in our generation is the magnificent & free access to sermons, mentorship & and teaching of godly… Continue reading

50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink

I am a Christian, and I don’t drink. As a pastor, almost on a weekly basis, I come across families devastated and in pain over a family member’s decision to drink.  And when I come… Continue reading

Slavic Pastors planting English-speaking churches in US

The United States is a land of immigrants. If you ask most people, they have some knowledge of their “immigrant” past. Close to 15% of the residents in big cities weren’t born in… Continue reading

An Apology from a Pastor

Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community, with close to 4,000 Facebook shares, thousands of views, and a lot of chatter & comments.… Continue reading

Seven Warnings For Church Leaders Who Use Social Media

Recently, Thom Rainer, one of my favorite bloggers, wrote this article on Seven Warnings for Church Leaders Who Use Social Media. With Social Media being so prominent in our society, it is great… Continue reading

10 Things Pastors Hate To Admit Publicly

Recently, @pastorboz posted an article on the 10 Things Pastors Hate to Admit Publicly. The article was great, painful, and truthful, and therefore, I wanted to share it with my readers. Please pray… Continue reading

Are you Knowingly Investing into a Financial Scam or Pyramid Scheme?

As I write this blog, I am deeply concerned about an investment scam that has penetrated the Slavic community in our state. Though some are unaware that the company is just that –… Continue reading

A Call to Reform a “Culture of Guest Preachers” in the Slavic Church

DISCLAIMER #1: This post is not against missionaries, nor against any one preacher that has visited or spoke at any Slavic church. Most of these “guest preachers” are people who fear God, are… Continue reading

11 Daring Questions to Ask Yourself about Social Media Use

I use Social Media a lot. I believe it is one of the greatest tools available today for individuals and churches to communicate, inform and influence people. I do not believe Social Media… Continue reading

Is using contraceptives a sin? What are the different “Birth Control” methods?

THIS BLOG IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY Can we “plan” to have only 4 kids and not 10? Is family planning, using contraceptives sinful? Is a woman saved through child-bearing? The questions of… Continue reading

Pastor Sunday Adelaja, Kings Capital and Multi-Level Marketing in the church

I dont know much about Sunday Adelaja, pastor of Embassy Church in Kiev, and the whole issue of Kings Capital. But, I do know that this issue is definitely having major impact on… Continue reading

Book Recommendation: The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Title: The Meaning of Marriage Author: Timothy Keller Topic: Marriage One of the best marriage books I have read and will recommend is “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller. In this book,… Continue reading

5 Questions to ask, before dating someone

All marriages, including marriages of Christian couples, are never perfect and need a lot of work to make them work. Getting married will neither make you “complete” nor “whole.” The only thing that… Continue reading

The Christian’s approach to homosexual marriage

The issue of homosexuality has been front cover news for several years now. Many liberals have equaled the rights of homosexuals to get married w/ the great civil rights movement. On the other… Continue reading

Hospital Visitation guidelines for pastors and leaders

As a church, we are developing a guideline for our leaders, when they visit a hospital. Many of these suggestions were taken from several publications, and its a working document. Any suggestions, as… Continue reading

Man arrested for reading the bible by the DMV in California. Your thoughts?

Pastor tells church to “F” thy neighbor.

Pastor Alex Shevchenko’s debate with an atheist, Part 2

Pastor Alex Shevchenko’s debate with an atheist, Part 1

Pastor punched, while speaking message

Pastor Billy Joe Dautherty was punched, while praying for people at the altar. Later, he visited this man in the prison, and forgave him. I personally got to attend “Victory Christian Church” which… Continue reading

an Iphone app that has enhanced my life

Every year, I make it a goal to read through the Bible once during the course of the year. And usually, January is a breeze. But, when February came, books such as Leviticus,… Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution Challenge

New Year’s Resolution Challenge I know many don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions, and are skeptical of them. I’m not one of them. Our God is a God of new beginnings. He… Continue reading

11 Pastors + other people that I Podcast

I have had numerous people email me, asking me for names of pastors that I like to podcast.  So, I’ve put a list of 11 pastors I like to podcast on a constant basis.… Continue reading

Report from Memorial Service of Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty

On Monday, November 30th, over 12,000 people jam-packed the Mabee Center of Oral Roberts University and thousands more watched online, as the world paid tribute to Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty. He died on… Continue reading

Homecoming

Recently, I wached a video of the homecoming of a soldier, who died in a war. Literally, thousands of people stood on streets throughout the state of Georgia, to pay their respect. I… Continue reading

Youth Ministry is like a McDonalds: criticism of youth ministry

Youth ministry can be compared to a McDonalds. McDonalds and other fast food restaurants fulfill the short term need for food, but long term, McDonalds is not a healthy choice.   Recently, I… Continue reading

free hugs campaign

“FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN” A world in need of love… In a society where technological advances, internet, speed, and progress are dominant, the soul of mankind still hungers to be loved, for friendship and… Continue reading