"Most Christians understand that a church is not a building. However, the church is also much more than a gathering of Christians. To say the church is "the people, not the building" points us in the right direction, but it's still dangerously incomplete. What makes a local church a church? What makes a true and … Continue reading Five Marks of a True Church
Over the weekend, philosopher and Calvin College professor James K. A. Smith went on the record arguing that the recent usage of the words orthodoxy and heresy in debates surrounding same-sex marriage are illegitimate. Smith argues that Christian's are flippantly using the words orthodoxy and heresy by applying it to things such as homosexual mirage and that Christian's … Continue reading Et Tu, James K.A. Smith?
Thursday, June 16th, 2017: One day following the announcement of the blockbuster mega-fight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Connor "Notorious" McGregor, The Chapmanville Times interviewed local residents in the community of Chapmanville, WV about what they thought about the upcoming August mega-fight. Resident "Big" Rick Massey reportedly told The Times, "I think it could be great for … Continue reading #SatireSaturday – Local Pastor Challenges Floyd Mayweather & Connor McGregor To Triple Threat Match
Preliminary Note: The point of this post isn't to argue whether the Sabbath is a matter of law or wisdom. Regardless of ones views on Sabbatarianism, we should all agree that regular rest is wise, and is essential to our health and wellbeing. One lesson that God has been teaching me lately is the value … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways To Have A More Effective Sabbath Rest
I could have never anticipated the outpouring that I received for the first post I wrote on local businesses in Logan County. For all of you who shared it, read it, and was encouraged by it, I just want to say thank you so much! If you haven't seen the first one, you can find … Continue reading 8 More Locally Owned Businesses In Logan County You Should Check Out – Part 2
"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all of your heart." - Jeremiah 29:13 ESV This simple promise came directly from God through the prophet Jeremiah to Israel in the midst of their Babylonian captivity. In their exile, and in their sojourning, God promised to be gracious to them, even … Continue reading Sojourn Faithfully
One thing that I've learned since planting a church is that in order to be a good local, you have to know where all the good local spots are. It's hard to be a good local if you aren't frequenting spots that locals hang out at. Luckily for me, being born and raised in Logan … Continue reading 8 Locally Owned Logan County Businesses You Should Visit