As Presbyterians, we're known for being "smart" Christians, though at times passionless for worship, evangelism and missions. While some might say the antidote for this sloth is greater personal commitment, a recasting of the vision, a shift in preaching, or all of the above, I would redirect us back to, of all things, a deep, refreshing reading and immersion in good theol...Keep Reading
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According to Harold Best, God created worshippers. We were created pouring out worship. Each member of the Trinity continually worships the others. God created us in his image. We were created to pour out worship upon the Trinity, but since we are fallen we worship created things rather than the creator....
The last week of March, starting on Palm Sunday, March 25th, and culminating on Easter Sunday, April 1st, is known as ‘Holy Week.’ Some consider this week the most important week in the entire church year. During this week, we follow the timeline of Jesus’ last week before His resurrection. You can read about this ‘final week’ in all four of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with each gospel writer giving slightly different perspectives on the events of the week....
Last week, June 21st-23rd, the General Assembly of our denomination met in Mobile, AL. The most significant issue was an overture confessing specific sins of our denomination during the Civil Rights Era. ...Keep Reading
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16, ESV)...Keep Reading
I come from a long, not-talked-about history of mental illness.......Keep Reading
This week we will be publishing a series of posts from a Christian who struggles with same sex attraction. He shares his life story and what he has learned through his struggles. I hope it blesses, challenges, encourages and teaches you. ...Keep Reading
Finally, the gospel brings relief to the spiral of pain and shame. The conclusion to a blog about growing up with same sex attraction in the church. ...Keep Reading
Your kids have asked you this question. Actually, let’s just admit it- you’ve asked this question. Why do I have to go to church every week? It’s not always fun, I have lots of other things I could be working on, and I don’t always feel very spiritual. Some weeks I’d rather avoid church and churchy people altogether. So, will God be mad at me if I miss churc...Keep Reading
In today’s climate, you cannot escape sex. It’s on billboards, in movies, on TV, on the news, and on both levels of the shopping Mall. The only place you can go to consistently escape sex is Church. Everyone else talks about sex incessantly, but churches still seem afraid to bring it up. ...Keep Reading
Hannah struggles with OCD and anxiety disorders. She thought she was not a christian because she had doubts. Through the gospel, she learned God loves her with her doubts and anxiety. ...Keep Reading
Teenagers believe they are adults and want their parents to believe that too. Wise parents see through the bluff and realize their children still need protection, guidance, and approval. ...Keep Reading