Pastor Trent’s Blog
Reflections from the study
Parental Discipline With A Destination
There is more to parenting than discipline and there is more to say about discipline than we we explored last Sunday. Nevertheless, discipine in the home is of profound importance for our children’s earthly and heavenly good. It is God’s prescribed means to both and we neglect it to peril of our children.
Meet Sarah Asire, Our New Women’s Ministry Director
On behalf of our elders, I am thrilled to introduce you to Sarah Asire, our new Director of Women’s Ministry. In this interview I ask Sarah a few questions so we can get to know her. Along the way, let’s all get some insight into the how and the why of our women’s Bible study.
A New Pastoral Role and A Vision for Deep Discipleship and Pastor Training
Discipleship is all the rage. Commercials, sports commentary, and social media feeds teach us the story of the world, what we should believe, and how we should live. Sometimes I’ll hear this comment: with all of the indoctrination we and our children receive through the week, what can a one hour sermon do? I’ve thought that. Maybe you’ve said it yourself.
A Call to Prayer During Ramadan
According to Muslim tradition, in the year 610 Allah began a twenty-three year process of dictating the Quran to Muhammad. The essence of the story is that Muhammad, in his quest for knowledge of Allah, repeatedly visited a cave near the city of Mecca for times of solitude. During one of those visits, Allah sent an angel to begin the dictation. That first visit came in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan.
Recap of Greenville’s Third Annual Simeon Trust Preaching Workshop
What’s at stake in the preacher’s work? Quite a bit actually. That’s why we host a preaching workshop every year for preachers in the Upstate, a partnershop with The Charles Simeon Trust. Our Lord loves us so much that he calls our preachers to this kind of careful work.
Elder Q&A 2022 Recap
On November 13, we hosted our fourth annual Elders Q&A. Why do we host an event like this? It's not because we have problems (we have those!). It's because we are working out God's plan for our maturity and our mission through biblical eldership. Elders are one...
Meet Our Fall Intern: Jim Knauss
We’re committed to investing in the gospel’s advance by investing in men who aspire to serve as vocational preachers and pastors. Remember Paul’s words to Timothy: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2Tim. 2:2). That’s our biblical strategy for finding and appointing elders here at Heritage, and for propagating the gospel beyond our walls.
And Now for Your Questions
There are many voices out there competing for our attention. Some are babbling, some are asking questions, and some are offering answers. Social media and mass communication lends itself to church leaders not knowing who is asking what questions and lay members not knowing who to trust for answers.
Why We Are Against Abortion
On Friday, June 24, at 10:10 AM the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Row vs. Wade, reversing the legalization of abortion on demand across the United States. The issue of abortion is now the legal responsibility of our state legislatures. If you were alive on September 11, 2001, you remember where you were when the planes struck the towers. That was a bad day. The striking down of Roe marks a good day and a one to remember.
Social Justice, Pride Month, and The Two Parent Home
Social justice is something we’ve discussed in our preaching over the years. I’ve proposed that it’s not a helpful descriptor if we want to think and communicate in clear biblical terms. It’s overloaded with conflicting meanings. It’s also associated almost entirely in our public discourse with governmental redistributive programs aimed at resolving disparities of one kind or another.