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When Should Kids Take Communion?

Before digging into this important question, let me unequivocally state that this post reflects my personal opinion and in no way represents my church’s official opinion. Also, please respect this is obviously coming from a Baptist’s perspective without turning the… Continue Reading →

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.

How Should The Church Respond to Violence?

When school shootings and violence become normal, how should Christians and the Church respond? Are “thoughts and prayers” enough, or do they lead us to action?

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.

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.

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?

How Jesus Built the Church

What were Jesus’ ministry priorities? Jesus preached the gospel and made disciples… he modeled the Great Commission for the Church.

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