Category Archives: Church

C.S. Lewis on the simple missions of the (seemingly complex) Church and State

It is easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects–education, building, missions, holding services. Just as it is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects–military, political, economic, and what not. But in … Continue reading

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“The Christian’s freedom and growth are found in fellowship,” Ed Clowney

You cannot bring your gifts to mature function apart from the mutual ministries of Christ’s church. Therefore no Christian can determine his calling in isolation from the throbbing organism in which he is called. No doubt a Christian who is … Continue reading

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Walt Kaiser on what it means to speak prophetically

To speak prophetically, according to one contemporary usage, is to address the current ills and injustices of society from a courageous, if not also from a somewhat unpopular point of view when judged by those content with he status quo. … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein: “Only the church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth.”

Prof. Albert Einstein, the Jewish physicist and discoverer of the theory of relativity, wrote in exile: Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted … Continue reading

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Cleophus Larue: “It is what is preached that determines what is important.”

The black church with its unquenchable thirst for the preached word has never forgotten what others are apparently struggling, even now, to remember: the church lives in her preaching–always has and always will. It is the church’s preaching that defines … Continue reading

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Piper: “The design of the atonement is racial diversity in the company of the redeemed.”

Revelation 5:9-10 is a glimpse into the purposes of God in the death of His Son, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ: “And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you [referring to the slain and risen Lamb of … Continue reading

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David Powlison on “Retooling our prayer requests…[so as to] talk about things that really matter, the things that are on God’s heart”

The Bible’s prayers are rarely about health, travel mercies, finances, doing well on a test, finding a job, or the salvation of unsaved relatives. Of course, these are legitimate things to pray for, but they are a minor emphasis in … Continue reading

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