Jonathan Leeman: The ministry of the Word indeed begins in the pulpit, but then it must continue through the life of the church as members echo God’s Word back and forth to one another. The word reverberates, as in an echo chamber. In a real echo chamber, sound reverberates off walls. In the church, […]Read More The Word Reverberates
In Luke’s Gospel, the passage that immediately precedes the Triumphal Entry account is the parable of the Ten Minas. Jesus began the parable by saying, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, […]Read More The Gagging of God
I will never forget something that happened in my freshman year of college. I was wondering what the word “theology” meant so I found another student who was in his senior year and was majoring in theology. I was a little embarrassed to be asking such a basic question, but I mustered up the courage […]Read More Defining Theology
Last Thursday (March 15th) I was working in my office when a lady from our church knocked on the door. I could immediately tell that something was wrong. “Dan, do you not know that there is a fire in the house next door?” I looked out the window and sure enough, there was smoke everywhere. […]Read More Danger is Lurking
A couple weeks ago, Steph and I went to a funeral to support friends of ours. Their dad unexpectedly passed away at a young age and it has been a tragic loss for the family. Lately, I have found myself studying the book of Philippians and one of the major themes in this letter is […]Read More Rejoice in the Lord…Always?
This morning I read the following: “Encyclopedia Britannica says it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia. The Chicago-based company announced on Tuesday that the encyclopedia would not be available in book form for the first time in 244 years. The company will continue to publish digital versions.” For many of you, this […]Read More The End of Print?
This past Sunday I felt guilty. After being up much of the night suffering from a severe case of the cold, I was starting to feel sorry for myself. My wife will tell you that I am not very good at being sick and she will also tell you that all weekend I was not […]Read More Suffering For the Sake of the Gospel
Question: if you were asked to share the gospel in 60 seconds, do you think you could do it? Do you think you would be able to clearly articulate the key aspects of the good news of Jesus Christ? I am not looking for the standard, “God has a wonderful plan for your life, so […]Read More How to Share the Gospel
Church members are Christians. Church members help other members persevere in the faith. “But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called today, that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13) Church members help each other be fruitful. “And let us consider how to stir one […]Read More Understanding Church Membership
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) Human beings are wired in such a way that makes us desire beauty. We want to gaze upon what is beautiful and majestic. That is why […]Read More Beholding is Becoming