Have you ever stopped to consider how experiences in your childhood may have impacted your perceptions of God?
Discipline within the church needs to be more than a reactive judicial system to deal with sin. Discipline needs to begin proactively with rhythms that promote honest conversation.
Brad Littlejohn states that, "One of the most frequently-misunderstood Reformation doctrines is Luther’s assertion of the 'priesthood of all believers'" and gives an in-depth, historical look into this doctrine.
In Scripture, the book of Esther is full of funny comedic mirrors, but it is not all fun and games. I believe that this tiny book in the canon of Scripture has something to teach us about the dangers of comedic mirroring.
Our “estate planning” would do well to include equipping ourselves with songs that have nurtured the Church for decades and centuries.
As hymn books dissolve into digital catalogs and organs morph into macbooks, what do we make of the source of our songs? Who decides what gets written and what gets played (are the worship wars really over)?