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Is Online Church a Real Church?

Judah Smith’s “The City Church” has caused a buzz with the release of ChurchHome, an online church for people around the world. This article explores what is faithfully admirable about this effort while also unpacking some serious concerns.

What Makes a Good Sermon?

What are the marks of a good Christian sermon? Here are four marks that I have found useful as I’ve grown in preaching over the last twelve years of ministry.

Every Christian is a Minister: The Priesthood of All Believers

One of the hallmarks of the Protestant Reformation is the Priesthood of All Believers. Is it biblical, and what does it mean for the Christian in real life?

Why Church Membership?

Why become a member of a church if you can just attend without the commitment of membership? This post shares the heart of church membership and three benefits

What Does Baptism Mean (and why is it important)?

Baptism is a biblical and meaningful expression of personal faith in Jesus Christ. This post summarizes what baptism means and why it matters.

The Gospel is For the Street

What good is faith if it only survives in a sterile environment? The gospel belongs not only in our pulpits but on the streets . Faith shapes life, gives meaning, and inspires hope. If the gospel is only good news to… Continue Reading →

Should The Church be Attractive or Attractional?

What is the difference between an attractive gospel and an attractional ministry? One preaches a gospel about Jesus who is truly beautiful, the other feels pressure to portray in him the best possible light.

Five Reasons Christians Don’t Evangelize

Why don’t Christians share the gospel with nonChristians? Here are five reasons based off an informal Facebook poll.

Was Paul a Ministry Hypocrite?

Did Paul teach a different gospel to Gentiles and Jews? Obviously not, but then, why was his ministry so different towards them?

How to Share Your Testimony

How do I share my testimony? It’s an opportunity to point people to Jesus, not to tell your autobiography. What should be included in your testimony?

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