Remembering the Sanctity of Human Life

Normally my Sunday mornings begin around four o’clock with a large pot of fresh coffee reviewing lessons to be taught that day and making final preparations for our worship services. Later, I take on my role as the enforcer making sure the children get ready per mom’s orders so we all leave the house on time.  January 22, however, was no normal Sunday.

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9Marks Weekender Review

This past weekend, David, Michael, and I went to Washington, DC, to attend a "Weekender" at Capitol Hill Baptist Church... A Weekender is a special conference for elders to come to CHBC and to be exposed (immersed really) into the inner workings of their church and elder leadership... We were greatly impressed and challenged by what we saw and learned there...

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Loving God with the Mind, Part 2

In my last post, dated Oct 15, 2013, I explained my desire to make the following case: Why Christian education is a non-negotiable in the life of the believer individually and in the life of the church corporately. I also stated, “There is a prevailing attitude in many evangelical churches that devalues rigorous study and scholarship in the local church.” In this post, I would like to expound on this problem among the laity.

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A Thought From my Daily Devotions

Last month we looked at the humility of Elijah and how, after so much success, he might have “believed his own press” and thought he was responsible for so many miraculous things. Instead, he humbly trusted in the Lord to do His holy will. I noted then that it was not his stature before men that was important; it was his posture before God. But, as we saw in Moses’ case (in sermons on Numbers 11), the most humble and godly people can grow weary, fainthearted and even seem faithless...

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Loving God with the Mind - October 15, 2013

As elder tasked with overseeing education at CBC, I am passionate about Christian education. There is a prevailing attitude in many evangelical churches that devalues rigorous study and scholarship in the local church. This naturally leads to many "ordinary" Christian's attitudes of disdain, contempt, or complacency toward learning. After all, it is work and many would rather play or earn than learn. The reality is that nothing could be further from our Lord's intent for disciples.

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