I love basketball. I especially love basketball when teams play the right way. There’s something beautiful about 5 people working cohesively as a unit. Imagine all the moving components that must be present. There needs to be communication, they need to know their roles, and be prepared for a complexity of scenarios from the opposing … More Church Attendance Is Not Enough
Every Saturday morning I meet with a group of some of our church’s young men. Normally, I pick a topic and we read through some selected passages to discuss the text and some practical applications (it is a sort of informal use of the Swedish method of Bible study). A few weeks ago I asked … More Small Group Discussion: What is a Healthy Church Member?
What makes a great church? Perhaps you prioritize the pragmatic aspects of ministry: nice building, organized youth group or kids ministry, well-organized liturgy, convenient start times, and good location. Maybe, you value more of the dogmatic side of ministry: sound doctrine, exegetically based sermons, theologically based music, and stern commitment to orthodoxy. These qualities may … More A Church Worth Your Commitment: The Humble Church
In a Q&A, Carl Trueman was asked about why churches today are losing their young people. Typical answers to this question range from things like the temptations of this world or the irrelevance of the church–your typical answers. But Trueman makes a keen and convicting connection between our parenting and apostasy. “The church is losing its … More How Skipping Church Affects Our Children
Randall, David J. A Sad Departure: Why We Could Not Stay in the Church of Scotland. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 2015. FIRST, I need to give a shout-out! A buddy of mine from The Master’s Seminary sent me this book as a gift! While I won’t publicly name him, I just want to say … More Book Review: “A Sad Departure” by David J. Randall