Day 30 with the Belhar

Jesus is Lord. To the one and only God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be the honor and the glory for ever and ever. — from the Belhar Confession In your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is… Continue reading Day 30 with the Belhar

Building a Lasting House

Have you ever considered all of the expense that goes into building and maintaining a sanctuary, that part of a church building where we gather to worship on Sunday morning? A space that is difficult and expensive to heat or cool? A space that is seldom used during the week? Since the first place of… Continue reading Building a Lasting House

Testing Continues

Recent bombings of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt remind us of the dangers of professing Christ as our Lord and Savior. This incident reminds us that following Christ has physical implications that will indeed test our resolve to trust the one true God. Yet even Christians in Western nations are tested. First the Church is increasingly marginalized… Continue reading Testing Continues

Committed to Witness – Tuesday

Whenever anyone asks you to speak of your hope, be ready to defend it. (1 Peter 3:15b) Witnessing to Jesus is a two-fold task and includes inviting others to the life of discipleship and answering the doubts, questions, and difficulties that those inside and outside the church have concerning Christianity. As Alister McGrath writes, “Evangelism… Continue reading Committed to Witness – Tuesday