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The Bible in Our Language

There has been much talk this year about 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as the event that most would say sparked the Reformation (Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg Germany) happened on October 31, 1517. I thought it would be...

Are You What You Don't Eat? Understanding the Old Testament Food Laws

I recently did a “Hot Topic” night at Faith Church that was called “Defending Leviticus: Making Sense of the Old Testament Laws.” It was fun to think about this section of Scripture that Christians often do not know what to do with and pastors rarely preach. I...

Reflections on Blogging the Belgic Series

At the end of 2016 I set a goal (I hesitated to call it a resolution because we all know how they go!) to blog through the Belgic Confession, believing that both Faith Church and I could benefit from some discussion of each of the 37 articles that are found in this confession that stands as one...

The Last Judgment (Blogging the Belgic: Article 37)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. It seems appropriate that the final article of the Belgic Confession, Article 37, describes “Last Judgment,” that is what is going to happen at the...

We Are All Missionaries

I grew up in a church where the word missionary provoked feelings of awe and inspiration. We heard reports from individuals from our church who had left the comforts of home to serve in a jungle village in a part of the world most of us had never heard of before. While we sat on our folding...

On Civil Government (Blogging the Belgic: Article 36)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. We are told to avoid the topics of religion and politics at dinner parties and social gatherings because of the way these topics can erupt emotions and lead to...

Global Leadership Summit: No Disappointment

When my kids were small, whatever was “now” was the best – best vacation, best pizza, best birthday present. When I stood in the atrium and heard, “This was the best Summit ever,” I wondered if this was true, or just now. As Bill Hybels opened the two-day event...

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