Category Archives: Christianity Today

Proximity and Sprawl: redux

In his book Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus, Jonathan Leeman describes eight ways Christians ought to submit to their local churches. The second of those is completely in line with the articles I discussed in my … Continue reading

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Raising Children Regarding Church

Related to the ideas in the articles I shared on proximity, sprawl, and permanence (that we ought to give our local church priority in our geographical decisions and commitments), is the idea that we ought to be giving our local … Continue reading

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Proximity, Sprawl, and the Importance of Living Close to Your Community

I’d like to recommend a few blog posts that I think you’ll find both challenging and encouraging. The basic themes summarized: We need to do a better job of proritizing our church community Living near the people we want to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Transcendent Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

I believe that truth, goodness, and beauty are transcendent realities rooted in the nature and character of God. Belief in these absolute, transcendent standards is rooted in a recognition that God is the source, sustainer, and end of all things … Continue reading

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On Citizenship, Voting, and Starbucks

Disclaimer: This post is about Trump and Hillary… There… that probably weeded out quite a few readers. Who wants to read another post about the political and ethical mayhem and turmoil that is the 2016 election? Probably no one. But … Continue reading

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Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 9 part 3 — on Gender, Family, and Divorce]

Composing a doctrinal statement (or any other essential documents) can be one of the most arduous (but crucial) projects undertaken by a church. In this series, I’m sharing my own doctrinal statement in an attempt to provide a helpful example … Continue reading

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