A statement of faith must be complete enough to mark out the doctrinal parameters of the church, without being so precise that it excludes persons unnecessarily.
Even with the Christian church’s spotty record, we ignore the past at our own peril.
If anyone were to ask me, “What is the best thing in life?”, I would answer, ‘Friends’.”
Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church? Yes, and here’s why.
Congregational? Presbyterian? Episcopalian? Presbygational? Conbypalian? Epigregyterian? I've heard them all (even made up a few myself).
"Its just as congregational as any other church," some argue. "We have a meeting of the whole church every quarter."
"No, it's Presbyterian" others say. "You have a group of pastors that makes decisions for multiple congregations."
What could centuries-old arguments have to do with cutting-edge conversations like the one we’re trying to have about multi-site churches?
Much in the multi-site movement assumes and depends upon modern communication, ease of travel, and technology.
The church is lodged in that precarious place of ambiguity and tension between these two ages, and it must live there until Jesus returns, relying only on the Word and Spirit.
A new day is dawning, and we are seeing signs of strong leadership arising from outside the West.
A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.
The Internet has created new opportunities for Fundamentalists and conservative Evangelicals to gain mutual appreciation and understanding.
One must differentiate between fundamentalism as an idea and fundamentalism as a movement.
Behind the centrality of expositional preaching is the assumption of the authority and truthfulness of God’s Word.
People are willing to pay money to others who will never lead them to the Savior of the World. But that must change.