Pastor Ron Leasure

In Memoriam: Ron Leasure

Meeting Bro. Ron I don’t recall the first time I met Ron Leasure. It was likely in passing, like so many seemingly insignificant moments in our lives. A simple introduction by a fellow minister – “Casey, this is Brother Ron” – followed by a firm handshake, a smile, and little else. That’s likely how we […]

Review of 'Reading Romans Backwards' by Scot McKnight

Reading Romans Backwards Review: ‘Context Matters’

Does the Context of Romans Matter? Context matters. If I tell my wife, “She’s cute, isn’t she?” and I motion to our six-year old daughter, I’m going to get a completely different reaction than if I say the same thing and motion to an attractive stranger. We don’t speak in a vacuum. Unfortunately, the church […]

A Review of ‘Modern Revivalism’ by William McLoughlin

Is ‘Modern Revivalism’ Modern? I grew up in a church that was heavily influenced by the American revivalist tradition (as most evangelical churches have been), though I didn’t know that at the time. For me, it was just the way the church was and always had been – the way it was supposed to be. […]