Foundations of Church Membership

Foundations of Church Membership

Note: This past Sunday, I preached a topical sermon on church membership and a membership covenant. What follows in this post is an edited manuscript of the introduction to that sermon.  August 13 is the tenth anniversary of the birth of my first child. She is growing...
Summary of Christian Doctrine

Summary of Christian Doctrine

I’ve been doing some updating of my doctrinal statement this summer. Below is an accordion view of my position on the major doctrines. You may also download the document as a PDF here. On the Holy Scriptures I believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments,...
Preparation for Worship (June 11, 2017)

Preparation for Worship (June 11, 2017)

What does it mean to be a man and not a woman or a woman and not a man? This question becomes more difficult to answer as our world becomes increasingly secularized. Yet God has answered this question from the beginning. This Sunday the sermon will focus on a theology...
Preparation for Worship (May 7, 2017)

Preparation for Worship (May 7, 2017)

God made man. Go ahead and read that again, but this time meditate on each word—God made man. God made man. Those words from Genesis 1 form the climax of the creation story. This Sunday we will chew on these words and others from Genesis 1:26–31 and the sixth day. Man...
Preparation for Worship (April 30, 2017)

Preparation for Worship (April 30, 2017)

Psalm 19 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Properly understanding Creation is part of properly understanding God. Without God’s revelation of creation, we would not know what God did in our...