Over the last two years of motherhood, the Lord has revealed to me that, goodness, I love to be comfortable. I can idolize comfort and ease. I see this in those early weeks of little sleep with my first born, when I couldn’t figure out how to fit the car
Easter Sunday is always special as we set our focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But this year we had the opportunity to baptize four new believers, which made it especially awesome. Below you will find some links to short videos of the testimonies and baptisms, as well as
Paul never says, as he does of Jews, that believers in Christ rely on the law, boast about the law, know God’s will through the law, are educated in the law, have light, knowledge and truth because of the law, do, observe and keep the law, on occasion transgress the
I am currently working through Brian Rosner’s helpful book Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God. For any Christian who has thought seriously about the relationship between the testaments, you know that the relationship between the Law and the Christian is among the most difficult to grasp. There are many
I am almost finished with Organic Church by Neil Cole. It has been a fun and challenging read. Towards the end, Neil shares what he would do differently as a church planter if he could start all over. Here are his 7 church planting lessons: “Recently I was asked to
It seems the debates about spiritual gifts won’t be dying down anytime soon. John MacArthur recently caused quite a stir with his Strange Fire conference and the subsequent release of his book by the same title. By all accounts the conference and the book sweepingly condemned the Charismatic/Pentecostal movement (CTM).
Church discipline can often be an uncomfortable and confusing subject. I am currently working on a document for our church family that articulates our position and practice of church discipline. As I have begun writing I’ve tried to consider some of the ways the various folks in my church might
I’ve recently been learning about the concept of “third place.” No, I’m not speaking about a bronze medal in the local pig-wrestling contest. Although third place in pig wrestling is nothing to be ashamed of! Instead, the concept of third place was developed to explain one of the key ingredients