Category Archives: Church

Walk Worthily

While reading Philippians recently, I was struck anew by Paul’s instruction that the church in Philippi “let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” That word “worthy” – ἀξίως – shows up consistently in Paul’s letters: Romans 16:2 “welcome … Continue reading

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The Worship Leader’s Words

I like weddings. I mean, who doesn’t like a free meal? And yet I cringe at the same moment of every wedding reception: right when the best man and the maid of honor – then the father of the bride, … Continue reading

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No Grave Could Keep

We sang this at Kenwood Baptist Church this morning. He is risen! No Grave Could Keep by Matt Damico Verse 1 The Maker of all, in a young virgin’s womb, the Word, now a baby, cries. In humility robed, … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Grow Weary of Doing Good

Each year around this time, there’s a flurry of articles, blog posts, videos, etc. that coincide with Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, which falls near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This year, I got to play a small part … Continue reading

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Servants, Not Songsters

Tom Nettles recently published a fantastic biography of Charles Spurgeon. Nettles did much of his research in Spurgeon’s monthly publication, The Sword and the Trowel, where Spurgeon provided insights into his ministry and church life at the Metropolitan Tabernacle. As it turns … Continue reading

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Where the Wind Blows

In case you’re unsure about how/if your church should respond to culture, here are two ways to look at it. In his new book, Deep and Wide, Andy Stanley asserts: “Culture is like the wind. You can’t stop it. You … Continue reading

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No big-deal-ness

In a post at TGC, Ray Ortlund reminds young pastors what they should expect ministry to look like. He does it by sharing a couple of pictures from his dad’s pastoral journal. The journal – which records things like sermons, weddings … Continue reading

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