The Lies We Believe

Some Quick Thoughts About The Shack and Reading Fiction Some may chalk this post up to the senseless musings of a pastor, who has an over-inflated view of theology. If so, please consider that everyone has a theology. If you are a Christian or not, you have a theology. We all gather up our thoughts […]

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Church Attendance Matters

Your church attendance matters. This is not a popular statement and one that can quickly be dismissed as legalistic or authoritarian. Additionally, in a culture that prizes weekend adventures, travel ball, and the lazy Sunday, putting pressure on church attendance can get some serious pushback. But what if we stopped viewing church attendance as optional […]

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What is the Church?

I came across this description from Jeremy Treat in the latest issue of Modern Reformation. It bears repeating: The church…is the place where the reign of God is to be realized on earth as it is in heaven. The church is a signpost to the eternal kingdom of God, offering the present world a sneak […]

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Freedom from Sin

  As a part of my Sunday afternoon routine I like to set aside time to read something the refreshes my soul and aids me in my worship of God. I am currently reading through Samuel Bolton’s, The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, in which has this to say about the christian’s freedom from sin: […]

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Why Should I Care About Community (Groups)?

As one who has grown up in the church, I’ve noticed that sometimes Christians do silly things. Especially when it comes to announcing the various events within the life of the church. In an effort to zealously communicate the importance of the particular event, we often end up creating this drone of white noise with […]

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Answering The ‘Who’ Of Church Membership

In order to rightly understand who a church member is according to the New Testament, we have to look to the various images within Scripture used to describe its members. These images frame up for us the necessary structure to give support to our understanding of membership within the local church. A BODY Understanding the […]

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