Tag Archives: Church Life

Comfort vs. Covenant

Brandon (my wife) and I were recently watching a game show where the contestants were asked; “If you knew you were going to die tomorrow what would you do tonight?” One of the first answers given was, “I’d go shopping.” … Continue reading

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“Honest Evangelism”

A couple of years back, I shared from chapter one of Rico Tice’s helpful and challenging book, Honest Evangelism: How to talk about Jesus even when it’s tough. During these last few months, I’ve purposely had several posts about Evangelism. … Continue reading

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The Church Scattered

Near the end of their recently published book, Nick Roark and Robert Cline, offer a nice compressed statement of what the mission of the church is as it scatters each week. It would be worth reading below and unpacking the … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2018

Summer is here, and for many, that means a change of pace that might provide an opportunity for a little extra reading. If you think you might be able to slip in a book or two in the coming weeks, … Continue reading

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The “Two Journeys”

The Elders have been reading through Andrew Davis’ book, Revitalize. In the final chapter, Davis talks about the importance of being committed to what he calls the “two journeys.” When referring to the two journeys Davis is emphasizing a robust … Continue reading

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Christian Liberty

During the sermon this past Sunday, we spent some time thinking about the importance of Christian liberty. In his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Politics in a Divided Age, Jonathan Leeman wrote: “Christian liberty is crucial to church unity.” … Continue reading

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“Gospel Fluency”

“…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,” -Ephesians 4:15 In his book, Gospel Fluency, Jeff Vanderstelt wrote the following referencing the verse above: …if we are … Continue reading

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One Another

I had the privilege of spending this past weekend in Boston with Pastor Kevin Sanders, his family, and church family. In the Sanders’ home, I noticed a list sampling some of the “one another” passages from the New Testament. I … Continue reading

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The Christian Counterculture

In the previous post, I wrote of how the church is to be a counterculture. This week I finished reading Nancy Pearcey’s recent book, Love Thy Body. After noting how the early church was countercultural within its Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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“Talking Points”

Recently in a sermon, I mentioned the importance of the church being a counterculture for those who will be seeking refuge after the idols touted by the world fail them. When this happens many will turn to an alternative idol, … Continue reading

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