Category Archives: the Church

A Test of True Religion

James 1:26 – 27 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.  27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit … Continue reading

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A Secret Too Lofty

For Centuries, Christians have debated the details of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) and most of it centers around our understanding of Christ’s presence when the Supper is being observed. The Catholic Church says that the bread and wine become the … Continue reading

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Still Learning: The Life of a Pastor

I am not sure what I expected life as a pastor to look like, but here is something I have learned in my first year in the pulpit. First of all, that whole working-one-day-a-week thing, is a big fat lie; … Continue reading

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Thankful That God Chooses and Uses Failures

It has been more than ten years since I preached my first sermon. I remember the day vividly. I put on the fresh new suit that my dad bought for me and I grabbed the sermon outline I had been … Continue reading

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The Buzz About Church Planter

In recent years, a major shift has taken place regarding the topic of conversation among church leaders. Where there was once much buzz about the newest church growth strategy the conversation seems to have shifted to church planting strategies. Along … Continue reading

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The Gospel Brings Unity

“So is your church traditional or contemporary?” Wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard that question. It seems as though style has the become the determining factor in the spiritual decision-making of the modern American when it … Continue reading

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Fine Sounding Arguments – How wrongly engaging the culture adjusts the gospel

This year’s Together for the Gospel conference marked a first for me in many ways. It was the first time I was able to spend time in Louisville, KY which was a beautiful place. It was the first time I … Continue reading

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