Where Do People Get Their Ideas of Church? Part 1

Da Vinci Code Cover

Part 3 of series: What is a Church? Where Do People Get Their Ideas of Church? Part 1 People today have a wide variety of ideas about what a church should be. If you ask a dozen people you’d probably get a dozen different answers. One of my favorite answers to the “What is a [Read More...]

What is a Church?

Part 1 of series: What is a Church? What is a Church? Biblical Basics for Christian Community “What is a church?” Now that seems like a easy question, the sort of question one might answer in an simple sentence or two. “A church is a building in which Christians meet for worship,” is one obvious [Read More...]

The Church Is Not Your Canvas

One of my favorite writer-bloggers, Tim Dalrymple, has put up a post entitled “The Church is Not Your Canvas.” In this column, he interacts with a piece I wrote for The Pastor’s Workshop, a collection of my essays for pastors and other church leaders. My recent essay asks pastors the question: “How Do You Talk [Read More...]

What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? What is the Spiritual Significance of Pentecost?

“Pentecost” by Giotto di Bondone, 1320-25, National Gallery, London.

Part 3 of series: What is Pentecost? Why Does It Matter? My last post in this series began to answer the question: So, then, what difference does it make for us today that the first Christians were filled with the Holy Spirit almost two millennia ago on the Jewish festival of Pentecost? I suggested two [Read More...]


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