Creeds, confessions, and catechisms have a wonderfully rich tradition in the history of the Christian Church. Down through the centuries Christians have crafted statements of faith for the purpose of encouragement, mutual edification, and practical instruction. The new book Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms: A Reader’s Edition (Crossway, 2022), edited by Chad Van Dixhoorn, is a … More Cherish the Richness of Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms
The Christian life is a wonderful life and has many benefits. The most important of these benefits is being reconciled to God the Father through the finished work of Jesus Christ. Yet the Christian life can be difficult and arduous. For this reason it is crucial that we fellowship with other believers for worship, discipleship, … More Church Questions Series from 9Marks (Updated)
The Christian life is hard. It is a difficult, winding narrow path, and few are able to find it. Jesus himself reminded us of that fact (see Matthew 7:13-14). Yet the Christian life is worth it, because Jesus is worth it. This long and difficult path leads to eternal life. For those who travel this … More Letters From A Senior Saint To A Junior Saint
Pastoring is hard. Brother pastor, let me be honest, leading God’s people is not always glamorous work, just ask Moses. The celebrity pastor who has prestige, a handsome salary, conference speaking gigs, and a lucrative book deal is a relatively new phenomenon. For much of church history, pastoring was a semi-anonymous career. Even today, the … More Shepherding Like The Good Shepherd
Prayer is essential to the Christian life. Along with reading the Bible, prayer is the lifeline through which the believer communes with God. Disconnect prayer from the Christian’s life, and you won’t be a healthy Christian for long. Yet for many believers, prayer is one of the most challenging aspects of the Christian life. There … More Learning From Jesus’ Model Prayer
Like many words in the English language, the word “evangelical” along with its lingual cousin “born-again” has lost its meaning. In American culture over the past several decades, the word evangelical has come to defined as a mostly white, “Christian” conservative voting block of the Republican political party. Many who are placed within this definition … More What Does It Truly Mean To Be Evangelical?
Racial reconciliation has been a primary topic of cultural discussion, in America in the past couple of years. In 2020, American culture saw a massive uptick in protests regarding issues of race in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis. This event was simply the current example, at the … More Talking Biblically About Race