Paul called the church, "the pillar and foundation of the truth." As the pillar, the church holds the truth of God's word up for the world to see. As the foundation, the church gives substance to the truth of that message as we live together in loving community. So, to fulfill our function as the … Continue reading All Have Fallen
It's more than sad that Christians have a reputation for being hypocritical. As the light of the world, Christ came to reveal and to expose. All who come into his light must simultaneously become more authentic and more pure. We can only do this when we believe enough in the potency of his blood to … Continue reading Let There Be Light!
Christ said, "On this rock, I will build my church." (Matt. 16:18) Paul wrote that, "His (God's) intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to His eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord." … Continue reading Stand Up, Church
Please click the picture below to listen to the audio recording of the third installment in "Amen." our series on Revelation.
Jesse Ventura once said, "Christianity is for losers." Many took umbrage to this but I think he was just restating Christ's words, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Christ offers his merits and demands that we cash ours in to get them. For the most part, society's winners … Continue reading Blessed are the merciful.
What tangible evidence of his time among us did Christ leave on this earth? Was it a book? No, that came three and half centuries before and three and half centuries after his 33ish years here. Was it an institution? No, as a marginalized and persecuted movement, Christianity had no legal standing, no published address, … Continue reading Rediscovering Christ’s Legacy
Bonhoeffer said, "God hates visionary dreaming." In our church climate, many leaders may wonder that if that's true what could be left to build a church on. Christ has always been the builder of his church and its foundation.