What Ever Happened to a Sabbath Day’s Rest?

We’ve all heard the verse,  "And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done” (Gen. 2:2).  But does this verse and the biblical principle of a Sabbath day’s rest hold any meaning for us today? I recently … Continue reading What Ever Happened to a Sabbath Day’s Rest?

Christian Teachers in Public Schools: 3 Ways to Witness

Public schools may not promote a Christian worldview, but educators can still preach Christ by what they do and how they do it. Failure to Grow in Faith In my first two years of teaching I had such a strong desire to excel that I failed to grow in the most important area: my faith. … Continue reading Christian Teachers in Public Schools: 3 Ways to Witness

What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Community.  It's all good until you actually try it.  Engaging in Christian community is a biblical requirement, but the idea is hard to implement because it runs counter to at least two powerful cultures. The Idea of Christian Community Our church small group recently spent an entire semester studying different aspects of Christian community: how … Continue reading What Makes Christian Community So Hard?

Discipleship as the Solution to Deism

Why do so many Christians seem to act like everyone else in the world?  For people who claim to have been "born again" their spiritual lives seem unremarkable.  Is this all there is to the Christian life or have we missed something? I recently heard my pastor mention in a sermon the idea of "deism." … Continue reading Discipleship as the Solution to Deism