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Bridging the gap between Symbol and Story

I was on a phone call a few years ago with three colleagues when I articulated my frequently stated belief that we “over-teach and under-train” in faith communities. 540 more words


Why We Believe In Church Membership

Recently, my husband and I chose to go through the membership process at our church. We had been attending the local body for several months, but when the topic of church membership came up I hardly gave it a second thought. 1,037 more words


Counting The Social Cost Diminishes Tares Headcount

As the social cost of claiming to be a Christian increases, the percentage of nominal Christians decreases.

D.A. Carson, Twitter


Easter Is Just Around The Corner

With Easter just 2 weeks away, it is now the ripe time of the year to invite a friend, relative, or a neighbor to church. You know it is one of those times where you can probably have a positive response to a church invite. 224 more words

6 Covenants of a Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

(1) I am a church member,

I like the metaphor of membership. It’s not membership as a civic organization or a country club. It’s the kind of membership given to us in 1 Corinthians 12: “Now we are the body of Christ, and individual members of it” (1 Cor. 487 more words

Book Excerpts

A Great Opportunity to Repent of Hypocrisy

Tuesday it was reported by Baptist News Global that the Madison Baptist Association in Alabama, an association of Southern Baptist Churches, voted overwhelmingly to withdraw fellowship from Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL. 1,489 more words

Poor Worship By Church Members

…corporate worship may be stultified by church members who never pray at home, who come to church waiting to be entertained, who are inwardly marking a scorecard instead of participating in worship, who love mere tradition (or mere innovation!) more than truth, who are so busy that their minds are cluttered with the press of the urgent, who are nurturing secret bitterness and resentments in the dark recesses of their minds. 7 more words