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Two "Ations" To Know -- and Know How They Differ

The sermon text at Faith Church this past weekend was 1 Thessalonians 4, which speaks in verse 3 about God’s will being our “sanctification” (ESV). “Sanctification” is one of those big, fancy words that is rarely used outside of talking about the Christian faith and...

Tithing and the New Testament

As a pastor and “theology guy,” I get asked lots of questions about the topic of giving when it is discussed in the church, questions like, “Am I supposed to tithe off of my net income or my gross income?”, “What about if I am self-employed and thus my tax payments...

Divisions, Race, and the New Testament

Last Wednesday at our Dyer campus, our Wednesday night service featured a panel discussing the issue of race and how Christians should think and approach the issue in light of the tensions that our nation has been experiencing and the weekend's message from Psalm 133 on praying for unity. I was...

Faith and Your Work

What difference does the Christian faith make in people’s lives when they wake up on Monday and go to work?  Or when they close their Bibles and say Amen in the morning? If the Christian life is solely about doing “spiritual” things like reading our Bibles, praying, and...

Global Leadership Summit 2016

“Everyone wins when the leader gets better” That was the opening line of Bill Hybels, Founder and Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Church, for the 2016 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). And doesn’t that ring true in our lives? When the leaders of our companies, churches, families...

Christians and Politics

This week, Kurt Dykstra of Trinity Christian College spoke to a group of us from Faith Church on the topic of “Christians and Politics.” I wanted to pass along some of the ideas he shared that stuck with me and that I thought would be beneficial for others. Mr. Dykstra’s...

Thoughts on Political Discourse by Christians in an Age of Social Media

While people (even Christians) disagree about many things when it comes to politics, one thing that I think most people agree upon about the current election cycle is that it is has been unique and odd. As something of an amateur presidential historian myself (I have a goal of reading a...

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