Tag Archive: Church

May 26

D. A. Carson – When Did the Church Begin?

When Did the Church Begin? This question is not uncommon, especially among theological students. Sometimes people ask it because they have been exposed to dispensational teaching. In that case, the answer one gives becomes a kind of litmus test to a nest of other questions that dispensationalists pose. People from a dispensational heritage emphasize discontinuity …

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Nov 11

Michael Boling – Major Themes of John’s Gospel and Their Application

John provides the reader of his gospel with six major themes which, when understood within their context, have multifarious applications for the modern reader and to the body of Christ at large. The six major themes of the Gospel of John are God, the Christ, salvation, the Spirit, the new covenant community, and last things. …

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Jun 02

Chuck Lawless – 7 Steps to Teach Theology in the Local Church

Evangelicals know that theology matters, and we’re quick to remind others of this fact. What we’re not so quick to acknowledge is the focus of this blogpost: we do a poor job of teaching the very theology we claim is so important. We think that our church members understand and believe our basic doctrine, even …

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Apr 09

Dr. R. C. Sproul – The Voice of the Church

When Planned Parenthood adopted a strategy to win the debate on abortion and establish the legal right for women to have abortions on demand, it asked a strategic question: “From where will our strongest opposition come?” The organization anticipated that opposition would come most fiercely from the Roman Catholic Church. In order to offset the …

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Mar 19

Book Review – Bound Together by Chris Brauns

Pastor and author Chris Brauns, in his latest book Bound Together, tackles an important theological and practical concept that is often misunderstood by most believers, namely that of original sin and union with Christ and how those two important doctrines weave their way through everyone’s life from cradle to grave. The very idea all of …

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May 03

Jim Daly – Ten Reasons Kids Leave the Church

As much fun as Trent, Troy, and I have together, whether it’s camping or just throwing the ball around, not a day goes by that I don’t give serious thought to how my wife, Jean, and I are leading them spiritually. In the grand scheme of things, we only a have a short window to …

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Feb 26

W. Robert Godfrey – The Word-less “Church”

Many American churches are in a mess. Theologically they are indifferent, confused, or dangerously wrong. Liturgically they are the captives of superficial fads. Morally they live lives indistinguishable from the world. They often have a lot of people, money, and activities. But are they really churches, or have they degenerated into peculiar clubs? What has …

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Feb 24

Book Review – Connecting Church 2.0 by Randy Frazee

Pastor and author Randy Frazee, in his latest book The Connecting Church 2.0 addresses an issue that faces many of us, namely that of developing meaningful relationships within a local community of believers. Far too many Christians either become disillusioned with church resulting in non-attendance or they attend church on a regular basis yet fail …

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Dec 04

Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Effectual Calling and Regeneration

Effectual Calling As we now proceed to consider in detail what exactly it is the Holy Spirit does to us in the application of redemption, I would remind you that I am not insisting that the order which I shall follow is of necessity the right one, and certainly not of necessity the chronological one. …

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