Sexual Purity and Parallels With Our Relationship with God

Scripture often uses things that we already know about in order to help us gain insights into things that we have not yet experienced. Jesus compares the kingdom of God to a mustard seed. Heaven is said to have streets of gold and gates of pearl. The church’s/Christians’ relationship with God as being his bride. […]

N.T. Wright’s “For Everyone” Series

I have been really pleased with N.T. Wright’s brief works on different books of the New Testament called the “For Everyone” series. I am going to make it a habit of putting one of these in the hands of each of the teachers when they are covering a New Testament book. He is concise, throws […]

More and Less in 2008

1 – More of our young adults growing and involved in the life of the church. 2 -Less discussion over minutia 3 – More service opportunities for our college students. 4 – Less babysitting mentality for our college students 5 – More emphasis on Jesus 6 – Less emphasis on guilt 7 – More application […]

Velvet Elvis Movement Six – “New”

This is far and away the best chapter in the book to this point. Bell differentiates between the motivation of guilt vs. the motivation of knowing who we are and operating out of that knowledge. If you want to get people to memorize more verses, pray more, and check more checkboxes all you have to […]