Before pressing on, I'd encourage you to stop and read an interesting article from Christianity Today. I find the article fascinating. There are certainly many nuances that I would contend with, but overall the larger idea of what rallies diverse people together is mission / cause, rather than pandering to stereotypical stylistic preferences, is appealing … Continue reading Local church diversity & worship music preference
"Saving Private Ryan" is one of my all-time favorite movies. There are several reasons for this: 1) I like visceral depictions of men making sacrifice for greater causes; 2) I have a deep appreciation for the men who gave everything in defense of our freedoms and the freedoms of the defenseless; 3) I saw this … Continue reading How “American” should the church be?
Yesterday, I preached the Benediction in Hebrews 13:20-21. In my studies I spent a bit of time unpacking the distinctions between Benediction and Doxology. In the course, I came across a very succinct view from Ligon Duncan clarifying that Benediction goes from God to us (blessing and equipping) and Doxology goes from us to God … Continue reading Benediction and Doxology