Tag Archives: local church

What is the Church’s Social Responsibility?

I believe the primary mission of the local church to the lost is to provide not material, but spiritual relief by proclaiming the good news of eternal life by grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In times … Continue reading

Posted in Church and Kingdom, Cultural Commentary, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prioritizing Family Over Ministry

Modern churchgoers have some messed up priorities. That’s my thesis. Sometimes we have no conscious priorities; sometimes we feel there is no flexibility in priorities where there should be; sometimes we’ve just never considered the fact that our priorities may … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity Today, Church and Kingdom, Church, Family, Life, and Priorities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Christianity Today, Church and Kingdom, Church, Family, Life, and Priorities, Cultural Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Christianity Today, Church and Kingdom, Church, Family, Life, and Priorities, Cultural Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 7 part 2 — on the Ordinances]

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, a section at a time, in an attempt … Continue reading

Posted in Doctrinal Statements, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Composing a Doctrinal Statement [section 7 — on the Church]

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, a section at a time, in an attempt … Continue reading

Posted in Church and Kingdom, Doctrinal Statements, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment