Tom Schmidt Blog Posts

Oh Seductive Self-Pity You woo me with your claims: ‘I was overlooked!’ ‘I was mistreated!’ ‘I was wronged!’ Your logic is persuasive: ‘They should have known better!’ ‘It’s obvious I’m…

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Jesus Among Exorcists In my last post, I considered the notion of exorcism in the 1st century Jewish mind.  In this post I’d like to consider the exorcistic ministry of…

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11 Questions that Expose Idols Darrin Patrick has an excellent book for those entering vocational ministry called “Church Planter: The Man, The Message, The Mission.”  The book cover three main…

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Perkins on Law and Gospel In a previous post I shared William Perkins’ summary of the task of preaching.  Here I’d like to share a few quotes about application and…

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One of the first books written in the English language on preaching is  ‘The Art of Prophesying” by William Perkins (1606).  This book, though written over 400 years ago, is…

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In a previous post I described how my friend Dan and I challenged each other to write a new worship song (a song created for the purpose of  use for…

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Recently, I have begun sharing this video with non-Christians I meet in order to explain to them the gospel, or the gist of the Christian message.  I think this video…

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