As the last note of the pre-message song rings through the sanctuary, a speaker walks up to the podium, ready to share a Word from the Lord. “My text for this morning,” he says, after an unusually funny story, “is … Continue reading Twisted Scripture
Have you ever read a book just because it seemed popular? That’s why I read “Fool’s Talk.” I kept seeing it on “recommended reading” lists and my curiosity was aroused. I didn’t know what to expect since this was the … Continue reading “Fool’s Talk” Book Review
The Reformation In his book Start With Why, Simon Sinek argues that the single most important concept for any company, person, or movement is to know why they do what they do. This year is the 500th anniversary of the … Continue reading Why We Need Reform
We live in a culture where the word “family” is, at the very least hard to define, and perhaps even archaic. In America, we are observing the decimation of marriage and the traditional family. In the recent past, the family … Continue reading Marriage and Family: Article 15 of the 1963 Confession of Faith
Perhaps, like the disciples, our first instinct is to wonder, “When will the end be?” Jesus’ response is the same 2,000 years later. Instead of telling us exactly when it will be, He tells us how we should live. Continue reading And Then The End Will Come
He is enough, At least, that’s what I’m supposed to believe; The pastor said so yesterday. But his life and mine look nothing alike. His children look happy, peaceful, and smart; He holds his wife’s hand as they walk into … Continue reading Is He Enough?
For Rome, Christianity was not simply new or unusual, but fundamentally so; dangerously so. In “Destroyer of the gods,” Larry Hurtado reveals the distinctions that set Christianity apart from, and in stark opposition with, the Roman world. Continue reading Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
Like any relationship, our relationship with God also thrives on quality time spent together. Yet when we’re waiting in line or staving off boredom, it’s easy to gravitate toward our phones instead of sitting in silence and talking to God. Constantly being entertained by something else makes it nearly impossible to hear from Him. Continue reading Tyrant in My Pocket
Most significantly, headship and its subsequent symbols demonstrate the gospel relationship between Christ and His Bride. They are a marvelous opportunity for us to embody the most glorious truth of our faith – our Savior and His Church. Continue reading Christian Headship: Obligation or Opportunity?
What does it mean to be Anabaptist? How do we discern God’s will? What is the unique value of Anabaptism in today’s culture? Continue reading Radi-Call Editor Q&A’s: What Does It Mean to Be Anabaptist? Family vs. Church? …And More