The Precious Gift of the Church

During my Romans Bible study last week, I stepped up on my soapbox and waxed eloquently about the importance of the visible church. It is a much overlooked and yet incredibly important aspect of Christian theology. It was Paul’s imagery of the church as the Body of Christ in Romans 12 that got me going … Continue reading The Precious Gift of the Church

Corporate Sin? Confessing My Ancestors Sins?

I have seen a lot of posts recently in my social media feed of people who say things like, "I didn't do _________, so I have nothing to repent of or be sorry for." These posts assert that sin and guilt are always only personal and never corporate or generational. Accordingly, those who think this … Continue reading Corporate Sin? Confessing My Ancestors Sins?

Assembling is Essential to the Church

This post is theological, not about public health. Obviously, these two things have been in tension recently. Let me state baldly my position, then defend it. It was critical, for a time, that churches forgo meetings of any significant size due to the public health threat. But, assembling together is essential to the very nature … Continue reading Assembling is Essential to the Church