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Eric Laverentz

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Dr. Eric Laverentz is Lead Pastor of First Presbyterian Church (ECO), Edmond, OK, Coordinator of the Elder Leadership Institute, a Flourishing Life Leaders’ Coach.

Recovering the Office of Elder – The Shepherd Model, Part III

Might it still be possible to recover the former understanding of the office of elder, which is so central to our history, identity, and being as Presbyterians?

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...

Rediscovering the Office of Elder-The Shepherd Model, Part I

At the center of our name, tradition, identity, and ethos as Presbyterians is a term that has lost almost all connection...

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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?