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Consumer Christianity

Today we held a "Ministry Fair" at the church that serves to highlight the many ministries within our church as a way to highlight the sorts of things we do and also to allow others to volunteer and serve in particular areas where we have need. As I stood at my station, I began to think about the church and why I, with my family, attend and serve... and it caused some interesting reflection ...

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Our Response to the Majesty of God

The following is the transcript of what I spoke on at a Tuesday night at Christcity. A few people missed it and wanted to know what I spoke about, so I'm sharing it here. For those reading who may not "get it", this was delivered to Christians. This isn't a message to anyone else. There are a lot of "Christians" out there who were told a lie: That becoming a Christian ...

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Bible Study 2014-11-16

We've started a Bible study at the church so I'm going to just share some of the thoughts and scriptures that we look at each week. This is our first week and the topic was What does it mean to be a Christian? The first thing we looked at was the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, both of which we've looked at here before. I'm going to include the scripture ...

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Using Romans 14 to improperly defend "Christian freedom"

Full disclosure: I have not and will not participate in Halloween, and I personally do not believe that Christians should. And while this posting talks about Halloween, it's not about Halloween itself. It's about misinterpreting scripture to suit your own desires.

The scripture in question is Romans 14:

“Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is ...

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Religion and Relationship

Whenever I hear (non-Christians) talk about Christianity it's always about "religion" and how they're "not into religion." When they make statements like this, I know that they have not heard the real gospel of Jesus Christ, nor do they understand what Christianity is all about. When people talk about how they hate "organized religion" and then lump Christianity (in the broad sense) in the same category, they miss what Jesus said. Don't miss ...

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Theological Terms

Recently I wrote about Christian Statements of Faith, which talks about the foundational pillars of Christianity -- those things that make Christianity what it is. In this posting, I want to explain some theological terms that every Christian should know (sadly if you ask most Christians what these terms mean you likely won't get a very good response). These terms and what they mean are most probably foreign to those who know nothing ...

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Christian Statements of Faith

In the course of my studies I've come to realize that a lot of people have no idea what Christianity really means -- even people who profess to be Christian really don't understand what it means, and this is the real disappointment as the North American church has done a fantastic job of conforming the gospel to our culture when we should be aiming to conform our culture to the gospel (in other words, if ...

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I've had to rearrange the layout of the blog to accommodate some new postings that will be showing up here in the future. As an aside, my apologies to those who visit and see that I have been sadly lacking in any kind of content on the site. I will be making a distinct effort to rectify this moving forward, although perhaps not in the way that most might expect.

Since May I have ...

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