From a good conscience
August 26th, 2021
Here's what we mean: we're taking out the organizational piece of this. We know that the church is ultimately a people, not an organization. So we're going to act like a people. And, church—you have b...  Read More
Social Media to the Glory of God
January 18th, 2021
One of the questions that keeps coming up in Christian circles this year is, “How do we show hospitality during a pandemic?” There’s more than one creative answer to this question, but nowhere have I ...  Read More
Faith, repentance, and gospel in Galatians
January 13th, 2021
Perhaps as we start a new sermon series through a book of the Bible, you think, I’ve always wanted to study this book. Or, what’s in Galatians again? Or maybe even, why are we preaching this book? If ...  Read More
Don't put your hope in 2021
January 11th, 2021
In the week leading up to the new year, I had planned to write an article with this title. As it turns out, I'm glad for my delay, because now I don't have to convince anyone. In 2021's defense, it's...  Read More
My vulnerable heart in a post-lockdown world
July 15th, 2020
by Maranda Ellis "What are your feelings about returning to church, returning to gathering together as a church body?” At first I struggled to understand why this question would be asked. It seemed ...  Read More
What am I to do?
June 4th, 2020
Anger, shock, horror, disgust, sorrow, despair. I am guessing that some of these words describe how you are feeling since the murder of George Floyd last week. And those feelings were amplified after ...  Read More
God's Word in tumultuous times
May 17th, 2020
Everything is different, yet nothing has changed.If you remember nothing else from this article, remember that. Everything is different, yet nothing has changed. Our public lives, private lives, jobs,...  Read More
"Faithful" quotes
June 22nd, 2019
It took us 30 weeks to work through the book of 1 Corinthians in a series we called “Faithful”, where we saw the ongoing faithfulness of Jesus demonstrated in grace to a remarkably unfaithful people (...  Read More
When should my child be baptized and take communion?
May 14th, 2019
This is an important question for every Christian parent to answer—and an exciting one when it comes up! I wish I could say that there is a clear-cut, one-size-fits-all answer, but important things ar...  Read More
This body is on a mission
May 9th, 2019
He allows for individuality, but only in the sense of distinction for the sake of harmony, like a musical chord, where the beauty comes not from each individual note but from the combination of sound....  Read More
Be intentionally intentional
March 27th, 2019
He compares the Christian life to training for and running a race. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve never accidentally gotten in shape. I’ve never accidentally run a race—and I most certainly have...  Read More
Already Sons and Heirs
June 16th, 2018
Local missions. This is a term commonly used and heard in today’s churches. But what does it mean? Local is a straightforward word—close to home. But missions? What does that look like? Does that me...  Read More