Today is the day the church has historically set aside to honor the apostle Thomas. You might recall him by his popular nickname, “Doubting Thomas.” This was the disciple who, after hearing the first report that Jesus had risen from… Read More ›
3 Reasons to Appreciate Liturgical Worship (Video)
Different worship styles may not appeal to every Christian, but here are the things I’ve really come to love about traditional, liturgical styles of worship. I also hope I can clear up some objections and misperceptions about liturgy, and help… Read More ›
Your Church Needs Good Catechesis (VIDEO)
In which I plead for more Christian education in contemporary churches.
Longing for Presence
Back when the Covid outbreak was still in its early stages, I wrote a post about the biggest spiritual questions I was pondering at the time (you can read it here: Burning Questions). In the nearly two months since I… Read More ›
3 Things for the Church to Keep in Mind After the Coronavirus
My wife and I were grateful to be able to get together with some of our young adult ministry students for an online video chat last night. As part of the discussion, we asked everyone what they all thought was… Read More ›
What is the Mission of the Church?
It’s awfully hard to hit a target if you don’t even know what the target is. Successful organizations know this — it’s why they have “mission statements.” Having a clear definition of your mission is the first step to achieving… Read More ›
Cessationists & Charismatics: What I Wish Everyone Knew About the Debate
One of the most controversial topics in Christian theology revolves around spiritual gifts. Specifically, are the more overtly supernatural gifts like prophecy, tongues, and healing still operative today? Those who say they are no longer active are known as cessationists (because… Read More ›
What Are Spiritual Gifts, and How Do I Discover Mine?
“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.” — 1 Peter 4:10 (CSB) “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be… Read More ›
Why Are There So Many Denominations?
In my previous post we looked at the differences between major Protestant Christian denominations. If you took a look at it, you probably noticed that there are a lot of significant differences between them when it comes to beliefs and… Read More ›
A Handy-Dandy Breakdown of Different Christian Denominations
One topic that can be confusing for newer Christians is the seemingly endless variety of church denominations. Especially in the part of America where I live, you could find anywhere from three to thirty different types of churches in the… Read More ›