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Ephesians 5

  • admin wrote a new blog post: A Millennial Anomaly? Why I’m Still In Church   5 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Just because Millennials aren’t at your church doesn’t mean they’ve forsaken church. Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m an anomaly. (Hiiii, Emily.) I’m a Millennial who’s staying in church. I understood (and believed) the gospel when I was just 4, and I’ve been going to church ever since. Sure, I’ve thought about leaving more than once. But let’s […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Real Reason You Can’t Date Jesus   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail When it comes to ‘boyfriend’ language, we draw the right conclusion for the wrong reasons. Sometimes we can be right for the wrong reasons. As a charismatic pastor, I have probably heard the statement “Jesus is not our boyfriend” a hundred times. (I don’t recall ever hearing someone say he is our boyfriend, by the way, but that’s […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailMore than 100 leaders respond to Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage. A diverse coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has released the following: As evangelical Christians, we dissent from the court’s ruling that redefines marriage. The state did not create the family, and should not try to recreate the family in its own […]

  • ThumbnailWalter Strickland talks blind spots and diversity in the church. When my father taught me how to drive my first instinct was to jump into the car and race down the street. Like any good instructor, my father stopped me before putting the key in the ignition and walked me through a pre-driving checklist that included […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: What Did the Supreme Court Really Change Today?   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe rulings today on DOMA and Proposition 8 are an opportunity for gospel witness. The Supreme Court has now ruled on two monumental marriage cases, and the legal and cultural landscape has changed in this country. The court voted to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and remand the decision of the Ninth Circuit in the […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Foxes in the henhouse   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    “On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of men” (Psalm 12:8). From here on in, we steer a fine line between two verses: “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” (Ephesians 5:11) and “For it is shameful even to speak of the things […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Pastor to Pastor: How’s Your Church Doing?   5 years, 8 months ago · View

    It’s such a common question. It’s the perennial question that pastors ask one another whenever we assemble. It’s the ministerial equivalent of “How about this weather we’re having?” It’s such an important question. Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for it (Ephesians 5:25). Pastors give up less for their churches than Christ gave, […]