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Monthly Archives: December, 2018

Returning to the Basics

Sixty miles or so from where I live there is a mountain popular among rock climbers––Stalamus Chief. It presents itself as a...

Rediscovering the Office of Elder. The Shepherd Model, Part II

In 1898, the ruling elders of the Second Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri,became aware through local media that one of...

Preparing for Baptisms And Supporting the Baptized

Opening prayer: Great God, we thank you for the gift of baptism, in which Jesus forgives us our sins yet lays...

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Clothes Make the Man (or the Woman)?

Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?

Can the Lord’s Supper Be “Online”?

The notion of “online Communion” has some real problems to it.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 2

Just how, as Christians, do we receive this life?

Jesus Christ is the Truth – Part 2

Confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life means he is not merely one truth among others. He is the truth by which all others are measured.

Jesus Christ is the Way – Part 2

How can the church be “the way” today?