The Nashville Statement and Why Our Congregation Adopted It

The Nashville Statement and Why Our Congregation Adopted It

Most of the great creedal and confessional formulations of the church have been composed in response to widespread error or heresy within the body of Christ and while there are many different errors and heresies that are currently dividing the church, some of the most destructive are the ones that concern human sexuality. In particular, many in the church today have embraced a form of declension that tolerates or even celebrates destructive...

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“The Church Doesn’t Work”…

“The Church Doesn’t Work”…

I often hear from people some variation of a general theme: namely “the church doesn’t work” or “government doesn’t work” or “marriage doesn’t work.” I’m sorry but I don’t agree. These institutions were created by God, and as His gifts, they are all good. The problem then is not the church, government, or family, the problem is the way that sinful humans “do” church,...

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On the Difference Between Personality and Character

On the Difference Between Personality and Character

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. David Wells, the author of several excellent books like “God in the Wasteland” and “No Place for Truth”, at the Twin Lakes Church Planting Conference. Dr. Wells was speaking on the subject of reaching the unbelieving with the Gospel in our own age, and as he was doing that he unpacked some of the differences between our culture today and the culture of bygone years. It...

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Before You Get Divorced

Before You Get Divorced

Over the past 15 years as a pastor, I have counseled a lot of people who have told me they wanted to divorce their spouse for reasons other than adultery or desertion. The most common reason given is that they have fallen out of love with them and now have irreconcilable differences. Often they will say that they want a divorce for the sake of the children, as they believe that their constant arguingĀ is causing them mental and spiritual harm....

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7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

7 Reasons Christians Should STAY On Facebook

I read a lot of messages encouraging people to leave Facebook these days and in partial answer to those calls, I want to outline 7 reasons I believe Christians should stay on Facebook. https://biblebased.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/7-reasons-christians-should-stay-on-facebook/          

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