Category Archives: Emergent Church

How should we respond?

Political action is necessary but…. Continue reading

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A neglected area of teaching in the church

How do we remain serious about lines between belief and unbelief (between those who live in the boundaries of saving grace and those who do not), while at the same time showing active appreciation for all that is good, beautiful and outside of those boundaries? Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Church Leadership, Common Good, Common grace, Communication, Community, Culture, Culture of Honor, elders in the Church, Emergent Church, Emerging Leaders, Evangelicals, Evangelism, Fundamentalism, Leadership, Local Church, Pastors, Reformed Theology, Walking with God, Wisdom, Witness, Younger Evangelicals | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Did you encounter God in Church?

When truth about God is declared it should jolt those who live outside of His truth. Do you want these people walking out of Church saying, “That was pretty cool.” “It didn’t even feel like Church”? Continue reading

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When the Church markets the gospel

“Does the gospel of the market-driven church redeem the lost or reinforce trends, deliver from sin or affirm the self, reconcile people to God or appeal to religious consumers?” “Tailoring the gospel to fit the consumer distorts the gospel, discounts … Continue reading

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Help for those who teach Scripture

We evangelicals unapologetically endorse the Bible as the word of God. This means that teachers of the Bible should take seriously the Apostle Paul’s charge to Timothy to “do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a … Continue reading

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A biblical view of the Church

The right questions is, in Scripture, what does God say the church is? Based on that, we need to ask, where should it go and how should it behave? Continue reading

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Overview of leadership in the local Church

A key question answered Does a clear pattern for Church government emerge from the pages of the New Testament (NT)? I believe it does. The NT reveals a pattern in which each local Church was placed under the spiritual care of a plurality of godly leaders … Continue reading

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