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Thoughts on the Book of Judges

wIn Faith Church’s 4 Year Bible Reading plan, we just finished reading through the Old Testament Book of Judges. If you read through this book in the past few weeks - or have read through it before - you know that it can be a challenging book, full of bizarre (and often violent) stories...

Remembering Leaders in This Time

Faith Church is hosting the Global Leadership Summit this week (in-person and online) and also plans to install new elders and deacons at the weekend service, so it is a week that has a key theme and focus upon leadership. This year has proven to be a particularly challenging year for leaders in...

"One Another's" and the Communion of Saints

Our current sermon series at Faith Church is going through many of the “one another” passages that we find in the New Testament (there are around 59 of them; you can find all of them listed here). As we have examined (or will examine) these calls to love one another (John 13:34, 35...

Lessons from Ezra-Nehemiah (and Haggai and Zechariah) in This Time

As I reflected during the season of stay-at-home orders, I felt a slight (not complete) resemblance between our situation and that of God’s people when they were living in exile, away from the Promised Land and in the foreign land of Babylon. While I wasn’t removed from my physical...

Responding to a Pandemic

Prior to 2020, I honestly had not given much thought as to how Christians should respond to a pandemic. While I didn’t have a “theology of pandemic response” written out, there have been some key guiding principles that have governed how I have approached the pandemic both...

The Remaining Big Questions You Asked

This will be the final week in which I will answer questions submitted during the “Big Questions” series. I will try to cover the remaining ones not answered directly or indirectly through related questions or during the weekend messages.  How is God the “father to the...

Big Questions You Asked

I am continuing to answer questions that were submitted during our “Big Questions” sermon series. In particular, there were questions related to prayer, infertility, and parenting. Prayer Two questions that came in were, “Why do my prayers go unanswered?” and “In...

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