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The word “excommunication” labels a procedure by which an ecclesiastical authority under canon law terminates the membership, affiliation or fellowship of someone formerly welcome to those relationships. 245 more words

On Christianity and the World

The world is the way it is today because it is the world, and the church must confront it with the full truth.  It’s hypocritical for Christians to berate the secular world for the way unbelievers behave when so many churches are validating it either by believing in its ability to be redeemed by human power or by putting on a worldly circus of entertainment and cheap distractions from the real issues.  161 more words

Jesus Christ

You don't come to the garden alone

The Lord’s prayer and a misleading old hymn…

  • “It is very significant that in the Lord’s Prayer the words I, me, and mine never occur; it is true to say that Jesus came to take these words out of life and to put in their place we, us, and ours.
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Radical Discipleship

In other words, we are all engaged in “the work of the Lord” (1 Cor 15:58). We all do our part in helping the vine to grow through prayerfully speaking the word, whenever and however we can. 144 more words


At the CalGrace Blog: Getting Started With Every-Member Ministry

We’ve seen that the need of the hour is for every-member ministry in the local church. We’ve reviewed how the work of ministry is the  94 more words


Why Does A Church Need Documents?

There are many good reasons why a New Testament Church ought to have a Confession of Faith, a Covenant, and a Constitution. Together, these documents can greatly assist us in the efforts of biblically organizing and stewarding the ministries which have been entrusted to us by our Head, Jesus Christ. 639 more words


Presbyterian v Baptist polity

I appreciated this conversation between Ligon Duncan and Thabiti Anyabwile. What are the commonalities and differences between Presbyterian and Baptist polity. Here is a, not exhaustive, but helpful starting point: