Jesus And The Past Tense

When we are writing and talking about Jesus of Nazareth, our gospel compels us to write in the right tense. Present. Together, let’s avoid speaking of Jesus in the past tense as much as we can. I cringe when I read, “Jesus was kind.” Is he not kind today? He is alive, let’s speak of […]

Ask More Than “Is It Sin?”

Is it wrong for me to binge watch Netflix? What about putting my kids on a select soccer team that plays on Sunday mornings? Am I spending too much time at the gym? The Bible doesn’t have specific answers for these kinds of questions. But this doesn’t mean the Bible doesn’t have something specific to […]

How To Move to Weekly Communion

For four years now, Redeemer Church has been enjoying weekly remembrance of our Lord at his supper. I detailed the biblical and historical reasons why we made the switch to weekly enjoyment. Simply, I think the answer is always more gospel, not less. Why not enjoy more of the gospel? Also, with a weekly remembrance of […]

Do Not Despise Refugees

No politics. No policy talk. This is about people; this is personal. Specifically, I’m writing about you. If you are a Christian, you are a refugee. You Are A Refugee Hebrews reminds us of our refugee status: “We who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us” (Heb. […]

Thank God For The Reformers!

Nick Batzig and the Christward Collective let me run a new piece over there on our present-day worship services and reverb of the Reformation: “You’ve heard that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. Fair enough. But in light of the 500th year celebration of the Reformation, those who don’t know history […]