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Things 21st Century American Christians Can Take For Granted

I recently started reading Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a book that I have read many times before and have recommended to many others. This book is known as a classic when it comes to describing and talking about Christian community. Part of what makes a book a classic is that you can...

Three Old English Pastors on Depression, Fear, and Anxiety

Due to the increased awareness of depression and anxiety among Americans (especially youth), some churches are now directly addressing these topics, recognizing that past approaches (or silence on the subject) have not always been helpful. Resources such as those by David Murray and ministries...

It's Okay To Be Not Okay

As we discuss depression, fear, and anxiety in the sermon series "This Is Me" at Faith Church, I have invited Faith Church staff member Vinnie Adams to write a blog post on the topic, as I have learned a lot in this area from him over the past few years - Pastor Brian It was autumn of 2011, and...

Thoughts on Ash Wednesday and Lent

This week features Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. For some Christians, this is an integral point in the year, while other Christians do not celebrate or even acknowledge Ash Wednesday or the Lenten season. Historically, the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition that I place...

Can I Know God Personally? (Explore God Week 7)

This week concludes the “Explore God” sermon series that Faith and more than 800 other churches in the Chicagoland area participated in. For more resources on the topics of the last few posts, visit ExploreGod.Com. Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential Christian thinkers...

Is the Bible Reliable? (Explore God Week 6)

Last week when we considered the question, “Is Jesus Really God?,” we noted that the writer C.S. Lewis said that when you read the gospels, you come to a conclusion that Jesus is either a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord since his words and actions lay claim to him being God. As I...

Is Jesus Really God? (Explore God Week 5)

The claim that Christianity provides the way back to God and is the way to overcome the evil and suffering in this world is really contingent on the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the God who has come in the flesh to bring us back to God. Therefore, a key question to ask is if Jesus...

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