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Why Do Churches Cover Up Sin?

Recent abuse cases force painful questions to the surface. Why do churches also do this? Why do Christians cover-up similar sin within the church? The same questions can...

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Why You Still Need the Church Even If You Have Been Hurt by It

One would hope that words like coercive, corrupt, and manipulative would never be used to describe church leadership, but sadly that’s not the case. If...

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One of the Most Urgent Needs in the Church Today

While many Christians are actively involved in devotional Bible study, we ought to lament the lack of formal catechetical study, without which many well-intentioned minds and hearts...

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3 Reasons Every Christian Needs to Use the Creeds

Our hesitation concerning creeds is understandable, especially when they are disconnected from our worship and love of God. People often see them as cold, mindless...

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Do I Have to Go to Church to Be a Christian?

To be a Christian means to walk in the light with others.

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Why Church Isn’t Comfortable (and Shouldn’t Be)

Does your church make you feel uncomfortable? Of course, who wants that? There’s definitely a part of me that wants church to be comfortable, not...

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Can I Be Thankful for Church?

Without a habit of verbalizing gratitude, believers can easily develop a critical attitude toward the church. What can we be thankful for? A lot!

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A Time When Christian Baptism Undermined Racism

As part of his daily prayers, a typical first-century Jewish man began by thanking God for not making him a Gentile, a slave—and finally—for not...

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Why We Need to Rethink "In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty"

It’s true that not everything in the Bible is of equal weight. But I am worried that we have drawn too stark a line between...

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What is Preaching?

Two points in particular changed the way I thought about preaching: the activity of God’s Word and the purpose of preaching.