Last night, Amanda and I had the privilege of going to see Andrew Peterson's "Behold the Lamb of God" at the Ryman with our new friends, Dustin and Deborah Moss. It was such a treat. But if you know me, I am a rather pensive guy. Andrew Peterson's work is a gift helping us grasp for holiness and hope in the midst of the difficulties of life. No, the Ryman was not packed....Keep Reading
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Only a full throated proclamation of Law and Gospel can address the deepest issues that lie behind mass shootings as well as sexual abuse in Christian denominations....
WE are in desperate need of discernment in our day. In the next four posts, we will over important aspects to Biblical Discernment: Spiritual Discernment AS Protection Spiritual Discernment AS an Instrument of Grace Spiritual Discernment AS a Better Freedom Spiritual Discernment AS Spiritual Growth. ...
THREE ESSENTIAL SPHERES OF THE CHURCH - "THE TABLE" In my last post, I outlined the need to clearly articulate what is essential for the church and what is not essential for the church, especially in seasons like the one we are in right now. In that post, I outlined the most essential sphere of the church as the ecclesia. The ecclesia is the gathered church for Word and S...Keep Reading
THREE ESSENTIAL SPHERES OF THE CHURCH - "THE SQUARE" Over the course of the last two posts, I have been seeking to outline what it means to be the church. Specifically, what does it mean to be Grace Church? Thus far, we have unpacked the spheres of Pulpit and Table. The goal of this series is to refresh our perspective and settle ourexpectations on what it means to be the...Keep Reading
Three Essential Spheres of the Church - Part 1 "The Pulpit" A couple weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on what it means to pursue normality as the church. In that post, I advocated that the "new" norm for the church in all times and spaces is "loving God, loving neighbor and making disciples." It is vitally important in our day to clearly articulate what the church "is" a...Keep Reading