The church as a bride isn’t just a random, pleasant metaphor in Scripture. It’s of profound theological importance.
A unified church is one of the strongest evidences of the truth of the gospel.
Mission isn’t just something made possible by a passport or a seminary degree. It’s a paradigm which should inform everything we do
Putting aside preferences and embracing common, unified, God-centered worship is part of what it means to follow Jesus together.
Pastors, your people want you to go there.
What does countercultural Christianity look like in America today?
How do we stick with our uncomfortable church long enough to see this growth happen? How can we endure—no, learn to love—our uncomfortable church in spite of its frustrating imperfections?
Are humans situated in specific contexts meant to bear the weight of a world’s worth of grief and outrage?
We should see orthodoxy as beautiful because it is bigger than us. It came before us and will be there after we’re gone.
Churches that attempt to accommodate the moving-target needs of individual “spiritual quests” are not doing anyone a favor.
One of Christianity’s greatest idolatries today is also one of the most subtle and insidious: the idolatry of comfort.