Imagining Imago

Of what value is a person? Is a human (old or young) of any greater or special value compared to a dog, or a whale, or a baby seal? And is that value simply arbitrary, bestowed (or removed) according to our whims, or is there a more lasting and a greater source for the value and worth of mankind?

Of Creation and Other Fables

So much ink has been spilled, so many churches have been split, and so much confusion has come from how Christians are to interpret the verses of this text. Perhaps a way through can be found when we learn to stand clearly and firmly where Scripture is clear – and to rest faithfully and peacefully in the sufficiency of God’s word in areas that are not clear.

In the Beginning…God

The Bible starts out with a radical and a controversial statement: God Is. And truth of that claim, whether or not it can be trusted and He can be known, makes all of the difference – in our lives and in this world.

What Will the Bride Wear – What Her Leaders Need

Hebrews 13 contains some surprising language and commands for the church regarding her leaders; statements that fly in the face of much of what is accustomed and assumed in the modern, evangelical church. But God’s wisdom shines through in this text, for His teaching her is a key part of His design for what the church is to be and how she is to be healthy in Him.

What Will the Bride Wear – The Leaders She Needs

God has given pastors and elders to lead the church (Ephesians 4:11-16). But this leadership must never be for their own agenda or glory. The church must pray for and expect leaders who put the focus on God’s word and His plan, and who are themselves examples of the sufficiency and power of His grace through and to fallen people.

"What Will the Bride Wear – Dancing In Discipleship"

In the church, we are to be a place and a people through which others come to know Jesus Christ better. It sounds glorious…and it is so hard when the people around us are so difficult! What does it mean to be a member of a church full of fallen and broken people? Is membership worth it, when it is so difficult to really be connected and invested with each other?