Author: Taylor Cain

We Should Never Stop Singing

This past weekend my wife, myself, and a few others did an intensive membership class for the church we’ve been attending the past month and a half. The teaching pastor covered everything from a biblical understanding of the Gospel to how they practiced church discipline. Then came Sunday. The morning started out foggy, damp, but it quickly turned into a torrential downpour. Thunder clapped loudly during service. The lightning danced around outside the glass windows so much the projector flickered. But we continued to worship, singing, and listening to the Word preached. It helped me remember our first Sunday at this church....

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Young Men, Aspire to Be Elders

Young men, aspire to be elders. 1 Timothy 3:1, “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” In the coming weeks, a lot of Christian college students will be moving into their dorms. Some will be headed out the door of mom and dad and into the dorm of someone they do not know. There will be lots of people who will be there to influence them. A lot of these same individuals may have the mission to sway these students who say with their mouth they love Jesus but...

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The Distraction of Seminary

Seminary in many ways can distract the Christian from his daily need to meet with God. It is easy to get sucked into studying about God, getting our theology right, and neglecting our time with God. Many authors and bloggers have written about such a subject. But what I haven’t seen written on is what I will work through in this post to spur you to prepare yourself from the distraction that seminary can be. My wife and I moved to Kansas City so I could continue pursuing my Masters of Divinity on campus. While I considered living off...

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God’s Handiwork in Providing Ordinary Jobs While in Seminary

As I am looking for a job here in Kansas City, I can’t help but reflect back on a job that God put in my life to sustain my wife and me until moving to the seminary. About a month ago I worked at a factory where I operated a machine that packages panty hose. I didn’t like telling anyone what I was doing. I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I wanted to be a news writer. That never happened. My plan after college was to go to seminary. Then I met a young girl...

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Forgiveness and Confrontation with Spouse

Luke 7:36-50 Before my wife and I started dating, we sat down with one another to discuss our motives in dating. I wanted to find someone I’d wind up marrying. Earlier in my college years, I tried to date, but I concluded that dating had my heart more than my devotion to the Lord. I decided to put off dating until I graduated college. All throughout college, my focus was on preparing for seminary and leading college guys through the Bible. When my wife and I had our discussion about dating, we laid a lot of our sin out....

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