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Insight on a Confusing Verse (1 Corinthians 15.29)

I was recently asked to explain a verse that, to be completely honest, I find to be one of (if not the most) confusing verses in all of the Bible: 1 Corinthians 15:29. In it, Paul writes, “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at...

A Reformed View of All Saints Day

Through the years I have noticed that Christians have different perspectives on Halloween -- some don’t observe it because of references to the occult and practices of the day of the dead, while others enjoy it because it gives them an opportunity to leave their houses and even knock on a...

Love, Justice, and Sabbath

The theme of this year’s Gospel Alliance gathering hosted at Faith Church was “Love and Justice.” The gathering consisted of sessions that encouraged church leaders to keep the call of the church to be inclusive of all ethnic groups (Revelation 5:9-10; Ephesians 2:13-16) and...

Thinking Theologically About Technology

When was the last time you checked your email or your cell phone? Have you accidentally left your phone somewhere or lost it? How did you feel? Have you been at a family function and pulled out your phone and started looking at it rather than talking to others? Has someone asked you if you are...

Gods at War

I am part of a small group that is currently discussing Gods at War by Kyle Idleman. The thesis and thrust of the book is that while modern, American Christians may think the second commandment (to not have idols) is the easiest of the 10 Commandments to keep, it is actually one that we often...

Preparing for Communion

This coming weekend we will celebrate communion at Faith Church, when we eat of the bread and drink of the fruit of the vine to remember what Christ has done for us in His death, to experience fellowship with Him and each other, and to proclaim the hope that we have in the promise of His return...

When Leaders Fall

This year has been another year marked by headlines of church leaders being removed from their leadership positions due to misconduct. However, this year the stories have been even more notable because of the prominence of many of these pastors and also the nature off the misconduct. These...

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