So how do church leaders walk through re-opening (or not) in a way that honors and obeys God, loves people, and leads followers of Jesus to live out their faith in the midst of ever-changing circumstances?
In times of great uncertainty, the Christian response is to be grounded in love.
Gleanings are some items I’ve found lying around the web that I’ve found helpful this week. The Joy of the Father This is so good–especially the video of Prince Harry. 5 Reasons Spouses Shouldn’t Sit Together in Church Such a good article on welcome in the church: “Every week, people wander into our churches for theContinue reading “Gleanings – May 10, 2019”
What better diet for a church to have than the very words of God, spoken to and over them as much as possible.
This post originally appeared at Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Many American churches have long reveled in the cultural phenomenon known as the “potluck.” The regular challenge of the potluck is, of course, to maximize limited plate space by trying to fit as much food as possible. Rookies overload with the initial dishes and run out of roomContinue reading “Struggling to Fit Church on Your Plate?”
Every believer should bring their Bible to church. Here are four reasons why.
Resurrection surprises us. More often it bores us. In Christ, let us be reawakened to the awe and majesty of the life given to us through death.
I found this great definition of the work of a theologian over on Steve Holme’s blog, Shored Fragments. It’s worth a read and a ponder, especially in regards to the centrality of Christ’s church in the work of theology. As a pastor, I have often wrestled with my (seemingly unneeded) work as a theologian. This wasContinue reading “A Good Theologian”
by Mike Phay If you are a Christian with even a modicum of exposure to those outside of the faith, you have probably experienced being labeled as a hypocrite. The bite of this accusation, though stemming from a perceived inconsistency between our words and our lives, is rooted in the repeated failure of believers toContinue reading “Known By Love: Taking Covenants Seriously”