The real movers and shakers in the evangelical world tend to belong to large churches. You’re probably not going to find a popular podcast coming out of a small church, and if you find a popular YouTube clip featuring some part of a church service, it probably came from...
This past week our church had a baptism service at my kids’ favorite swimming hole. I must admit. I had my reservations about having it at the spot for which my children have become pavlovian-conditioned to splash. Therefore, in order to prevent Kong (my six year old) from shouting...
Small churches matter. (I argued this in a previous post.) As the embodiment of God’s kingdom in a particular area, every church, large or small, is irreplaceable. The importance of the local church is highlighted when we consider that it was the church that God left on earth to accomplish...
Shortly after Christ transformed my life at age 19 (I’m 35 now), I gained a growing desire to pursue ministry. I didn’t even know what that meant, but I loved to study the Bible and think through theological issues. So hey, if I can get paid for it, that’d...
One thing we try to do at Eternity Bible College is really attempt to be known by what we stand for rather than what we are standing against. Now inevitably there will be times where by standing for something we are inherently in opposition to something else but we...

Pride

Pride is the root of all sin, and yet American Christianity (of the suburban type) has transformed it into a socially acceptable sin. This transformation is the epitome of our creative ability to make sin look less intense and more palatable. Think about it. If you ask someone what...
As open as people tend to be about spirituality these days, you might think the church would be a popular concept. But it really isn’t. It seems that the church is a fairly easy target, and it takes a lot of abuse—not only from non-Christians, but from Christians as...
We have developed a tendency to think of the church as a corporation. I have blogged about several aspects of this already (click here, here, here, or here to view these posts). In this post I want to consider church buildings. If you want to find Best Buy, Costco, or...
We would probably all say that we desire to honor God. Who would deny this? But in reality, many Christians have deceived themselves into thinking that they can actually live a life that honors God apart from being in continual relationships with the body of Christ. Many would say that...
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