Way of Life Literature Another key to fruitful church membership is to understand the difference between conviction and preference. Conviction is based upon a clear teaching of God’s Word. Preference is not. Preference is a personal opinion. A Christian can have preferences on all sorts of church matters, but he is not at liberty to … More Conviction vs. Preference in Church Matters
In his book Life With a Capital L, author Matt Heard (also a speaker at this year’s Wilberforce Weekend) describes a famous oil painting by Russian artist Nikolai Yaroshenko: “Five diverse prisoners—a soldier, a worker, a peasant, a mother and a child—are huddled together, peering through the barred window of a halted prison railcar… READ MORE > … More Life Is Everywhere
I am 100% convinced that the Bible supports honoring our nations, that are honoring God. I say this first from the perspective of a Constitutionalist. Having sworn (many years ago) an oath to defend the Constitution as written with original intent) against ALL ENEMIES foreign or domestic I have never relinquished that oath. Secondly, The … More Is It Biblical to Honor Our Nation?
This article makes the statement “A disembodied Church assumes that a disembodied faith is possible.” I wish it had gone further to point out that the assembly together of saint Acts 2:42-43, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 10:24-25 is implicitly implied as a command in the Bible. Either way, its warning is prudent. Futurists and tech industry … More The Church in the Metaverse
What a parent does plays as essential a role in their child’s spiritual outcomes as what they say. “Human beings look separate because you see them walking about separately,” wrote C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity. But “if you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing-rather like … More Passing On the Faith: Good News and Bad News
In his article “A Photo History of Male Affection,” Brett McKay catalogs the dramatic ways male friendship has changed over time. One hundred years ago, men were far more comfortable showing each other everyday physical affection: draping arms over shoulders, sitting close to each other, even holding hands. READ MORE > > >
Recently, the Economist reported that “In any given year one person in six is afflicted by a mental illness… [yet] two-thirds of people with a mental health problem do not receive any treatment for it. In poor countries, hardly any do. And almost everywhere, psychiatrists and clinical psychologists are scarce.” READ MORE > > >
JOHN 4 CONTEXT: Matthew Henry breaks down the chapter as follows: It was, more than any thing else, the glory of the land of Israel, that it was Emmanuel’s land (Isa. 8:8), not only the place of his birth, but the scene of his preaching and miracles. This land in our Saviour’s time was divided … More Devotional thought for Today – 12/02/21
My friend Dan Darling recently offered insight on an oddity of Christian subculture. He tweeted, “If ‘stop fighting culture wars’ means rejecting irrational fear and worship of politics, yes. If it means ignoring Jesus’ command to love our neighbors by using our voice and vote to speak and work against injustices that hurt our neighbors’ flourishing, then … More Culture Wars and the Whole Counsel of God
REFORMED BOOKS ONLINE The Best, Free, Biblical, Reformed Books & Articles Online Seeking the Peace & Purity of the Church One of the main aims of Church discipline, which should also be the aim of all Christians, is to seek the peace and purity of Christ’s Church. It is not always readily clear, however, what … More Seeking the Peace & Purity of the Church
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