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…

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…

We might have missed the point.

November 1, 2014. It’s time for a paradigm shift. Few characters are more disliked by Christians today in the New Testament than the Pharisees. This stems, of course, from a generally negative depiction of this sect in the pages of scripture. The Pharisees were notorious for being the “holier-than-thou” Jews, binding heavy burdens on the people though…

Times of trial.

June 10, 2014. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4) I have some trouble with this verse. Intellectually I…

Building fellowship.

May 28, 2014. Today was the last day of work with the first group that was here. Even though we have a second group coming, it is very sad to see the first group go. There will be a different dynamic, though still good I’m sure. I have especially loved getting to know the team…

The harvest is white.

May 16, 2014. Today was our first day in Nicaragua and I am very excited to be here. It is so great to know that there are Christians here in a completely different country that I can call part of my family. Some people might say that short term mission work is of little 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…

“Choose ye this day.”

May 1, 2014. My sister asked me recently what my favorite verse was, and I chose two because I couldn’t choose. However, since I have written multiple times about Ecclesiastes and the fact that we just got done with a discussion on Ephesians with different roles that we play, I decided to write about this…

Ephesians Part 3: Roles in Unity.

April 30, 2014. Today we will complete our study on the book of Ephesians, focusing on the last half of chapter five and chapter six. If you have been following over the past few days, you will remember that the central theme of Paul’s epistle to the church at Ephesus is unity. Unity between Jew…

Family.

March 29, 2014. Tonight the guys are putting on a night for the girls at the CSC and I’m very excited! Last night, the girls put on a human risk night for the guys on a lake lot and it was a lot of fun. I love the Christian fellowship we have here. We are…

The great commission.

March 24, 2014. I am happy to say that we have another brother in Christ! My friend Daniel Chen was baptized into Christ yesterday after he went with a group to see God is not Dead. It must have been some movie. The gospel is working here in Chattanooga, and I am excited to be…

Disfellowship.

March 23, 2014. Do you think it is our duty as Christians to go to a brother or sister who has gone astray and lead them back to the right? Today in our society, it is almost looked down upon to correct anyone, much less those who are in the church and bear the name…