A plea for unity.

September 18, 2016. Ramifications of the reformation. It is an understatement to say that there is a lot of division in the church today. Though it seems that people have been divisive from the beginning (see I Corinthians 1-3), today the amount of separation in the entirety of Christendom is both disheartening and damaging to…

Acts 1-4: Witnesses.

October 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Acts 1-4. Background: The book of Acts is Luke’s second writing to Theophilus (see background to Luke), who was probably a Roman, perhaps even a high ranking Roman, which continues the story of the unfolding of the gospel. His first book detailed the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through eye…

Gender roles in the church.

December 28, 2014. It seems that on of the topics on the minds of many people in the church today is the gender roles that are set up in the Bible, what they say and if they still apply to us today as our society and culture rapidly changes to define a new standard by…

The church of Christ, Part 4: New Testament Christianity.

November 25, 2014. Today as we approach the second to last part of our series on the churches of Christ, I would like to examine the true example of the New Testament church. One of the mottos amongst our fellowship is “we want to restore New Testament Christianity” or “we do bible things in bible…

Erasing formalities.

October 19, 2014. Have you ever been able to associate with the sentiment of “It was really cool to get to know so and so outside of his suit and tie environment?” or even “outside of the Sunday morning” environment? I’m sure theres a more elegant way to put that, but I hope you understand…

So, you don’t like church?

September 11, 2014. There are many people today that simply don’t like church. That place you have to go every Sunday morning, sing in a group where others can hear you, listen to some guy give some boring speech about something you don’t really care about. It’s that place where you get judged and told not to…

Practical Christianity.

May 10, 2014. Today I want to talk about practical ways to live the Christian walk. Over the past few months we have discussed more theology than practicality, and sometimes I believe we can get too caught up into the words of Christ and forget about the application. There have been many times in my…

Ephesians Part 2: Mature Unity.

April 29, 2014. If you have been following along the past few days, we are in the middle of a discussion of the book of Ephesians. Paul is writing to the church of Ephesus that is made up of both Jewish and Gentile Christians, a mixture that would seem to be causing a bit of…

Ephesians Part 1: Jews and Gentiles.

April 28, 2014. Today we will discuss what I see as the fist section of Ephesians, the first three chapters. Remembering what we discussed yesterday, the central theme of the epistle seems to be unity. The first three chapters deals heavily with the unity between the Jews and Gentiles. Before Christ, there was two distinct…

Wayfaring stranger.

April 15, 2014. I am a poor, wayfaring stranger, We belong to the King enthroned above. We are but strangers in this land of toil. We place our citizenship in the land beyond. We have no part in this land’s soil. While traveling through this world of woe. This is a land of sickness, toil…

One soul for Thee.

March 21, 2014. I have extraordinary news! We have a new sister in Christ. Last night, a friend of mine called and asked if we could do a baptism as she has been studying with a girl she met on campus for the past few weeks. It was wonderful. We got a group together and…

Approaching the word of God.

March 3, 2014. How do you read the word of God? Is it taken at face value? Do you not read it and just let others tell you what it says? Do you read a verse that seems to say something clearly, and then let a “scholar” dissuade you from believing it? What is your…