Your Church Might Be Like the Pharisees

Sideview of Catholic Priest

What do Baptists, Catholics, Lutherans, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jews, and the Greek Orthodox have in common?


On the one hand, beautiful, and on the other hand, detrimental.

I love traditions. I grew up with them, and I’ve started my own.

One of my favourite traditions is our family’s annual December trip to Kentucky to visit the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter to immerse ourselves in the Christmas lights and Christmas programs that they host. Read Full Post

Do You Know Why the Church Exists?

Most Christians do not know why the church exists.

Yes, that’s a big, bold statement, and it’s also my opinion, but I am very confident in saying that.

Think about it. How many kids go to school and don’t know the purpose of education?

(How many teachers and school administrators in the US know the purpose of school?!) Read Full Post

Is Church Membership for Today?

Marriage today is not biblical.

Well, our modern construct of marriage in Western society is not biblical. I don’t want to speak for other countries and cultures.

To clarify, I’m not talking about homosexual unions and the like. Most Christians don’t need me to discuss the biblicality of those marriages. Read Full Post

Does the Bible Actually Support Church Membership?

As we continue our exploration of church membership, it’s crucial to delve into the biblical foundations that supposedly underpin this concept. While the term “church membership” may not explicitly be found in the Bible, Scripture provides principles and examples that churches have used to form the basis for organized and committed community life within the body of Christ. Read Full Post

Did the First-Century Church Have Members?

In our ongoing exploration of church membership, we now turn our attention to the roots of this concept in the first-century Christian communities.

The early church, birthed in the cultural milieu of the Roman Empire, operated in a vastly different context than the institutionalized structures we know today. Let’s unearth the foundations of belonging in the early Christian assemblies. Read Full Post