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Basic Biblical Principles of Discernment

Basic Biblical Principles of Discernment

The biblical principles of discernment are based on the seven foundation blocks of the previous chapter: Discernment is God-given, Christ-centered, Spirit-guided, prayer-saturated, Scripture-based, corporately-confirmed, divinely-balanced. Eight biblical principles of discernment, based on the acronym DISCERNS, include the following: Discover Biblical Precedent. Investigate for Scriptural Harmony. Scrutinize for Sound Doctrine. Confirm with Experience. Examine the Fruit. […]

The Seduction of Public Leadership: Principles of Morality for Christian Leaders, by Stephen M. King

The Seduction of Public Leadership: Principles of Morality for Christian Leaders, by Stephen M. King

Editor’s note: Much has happened since Professor King wrote this article in March 2000. The principles he outlines, however, are as applicable today as when it was first published on the Pneuma Foundation website. Public leadership has greatly diminished in societal value, primarily because it is based less upon moral and religious foundations of civil […]

John P. Lathrop

Principles of Church Leadership by John P. Lathrop

How Shall We Lead the Church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, Pastor John Lathrop says that New Testament leadership should be scripturally based, marked by servanthood, Spirit-empowered, and equipping everyone for ministry.   Jesus Christ has a very real relationship with the church. He described the church as His and said that He would build […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener explains more interpretation principles for understanding the biblical context. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2004.   We should briefly survey some other context principles: context of author; anticontext methods to avoid; and the value of outlining Scripture to catch the flow of […]

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