Blog Posts by Harry Reeder

Revoice, or God's Voice?

Article by   November 2018
The Revoice Conference is history. When first announced with its advertised purpose statement, sponsors, plenary sessions and speakers, my Session requested I pastorally address it for them and our congregation, especially since it was hosted by a PCA church... continue

Cultural Myths About Truth and Love

Article by   January 2018
A witness for Christ in any age--and certainly in this present age--requires a prayer-saturated, Christ-centered, Gospel-motivated, Bible-shaped, Spirit-filled and God-glorifying commitment to "speak the truth in love." But this essential command for effective Gospel ministry to both those not... continue

Inevitable Side Effects of a Church Growth Ministry Model

Article by   January 2017
Some athletes, fascinated with body growth, employ "biological steroid enhancement." Why? Because they know that it least for a while. They will get bigger, stronger and faster...for a while. But soon they discover injected steroids also bring the... continue

The Advent Season: Not Just Christmas

Article by   December 2016
Early in my pastoral ministry a thoughtful young man came with an interesting question while our congregation was in the midst of celebrating the Advent season. The question arose from a hymn sung during a Lord's Day worship service. The... continue

A Five-Fold Paradigm for Voting With Christian Wisdom

Article by   October 2016
When it comes to politics, the most frequently asked question is "who are you going to vote for?" As a pastor I seldom answer that question. I prefer answering another question which equips people to not simply know how... continue

The Christ-Defined Roadmap to Church Revitalization

Article by   August 2016
The last post was an attempt to document three Biblical axioms concerning the ministry of church revitalization. Briefly let's review them: Church revitalization was an Apostolic ministry strategy initiated by the Apostle Paul on his second missionary journey (Acts... continue

Church Revitalization

Article by   April 2016
Effective Strategy? Biblical Mandate? Both! In 1980 a young Pastor, fresh from seminary, arriving at his first pastorate encountered some startling realities. Thinking he was informed as to the condition of the church, he soon learned just how uninformed he was.... continue
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