Understanding The True Gospel

The Gospel is more than the “first step in a staircase” of truths. It is better likened to the hub of a wheel, the central reality around which all of life is arranged. It is not a basic truth from which we move on to deeper truths, but is the central truth from which all […]

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The Local Church: Lean In Or Peace Out?

In a recent sermon series called “Worship, Connect, Serve,” we asked our Christ Presbyterian Church members to consider what it would look like to be “all in” in their church involvement — starting with “being fully present with the local church every Sunday,” versus the standard American attendance average of approximately 1.6 times per month. […]

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A Way Forward For Those Who Are Tired Of Taking Sides

2020 should be an interesting year for all of us. Personally, I hope it will be a better one for the public witness of Christians, especially in the American West. To help encourage this “better witness,” I worked recently with Tyndale House to release a new, revised and expanded edition of my first book, Jesus Outside […]

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New Years Resolutions, Slow Progress, and the Grace of God

As another year comes to a close, and as we contemplate how we hope things will be different in 2020, I thought it might be good to be reminded of what the Scripture says about change. Desiring change for the person in the mirror, dreaming of a better version of ourselves, is a good thing. But how can we […]

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