You’ve heard us talk at church about how the evangelical church is broken. Now you are about to experience some of that brokenness. It can be shocking, disturbing, and disappointing. Consider a couple of things to prepare you for your interaction with Christians from evangelical churches.
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An Open Letter to the TRC Teenagers
Dear Teenagers of Trinity Reformed Church, How are you? I am fine. Nice day, isn’t it? With those phatic pleasantries now warmly exchanged; I can get down to the purpose of this letter. I write to encourage you to begin living with the full ramifications of your Christian faith. You must put off childish thingsContinue reading “An Open Letter to the TRC Teenagers”
Following God from a Distance
When I was young, I remember hearing a preacher ask the congregation, “Are you following closely to God?” He meant that we should all follow as closely as we can at all times. But Israel was given different instructions. Joshua 3:1-4 says, Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from theContinue reading “Following God from a Distance”
The Call to Persistence
Galatians 6:7-10, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doingContinue reading “The Call to Persistence”
Rinse and Repeat: Encouragements to Press On
The only case for fatalism is to point to the passages about God’s sovereignty and ignore all the rest. It’s a hermeneutically provocative revolt that can draw believers into trouble.