Sin: the very word evokes something dirty or wrong. It is often used in religious circles; it can be used to refer to anything from a small misdeed to horrific acts of cruelty. Most ofContinue reading

Cafeteria-Style Religion

Choice is one of the most highly prized values of many Americans. We feel confined and perhaps even oppressed if we believe our choices are about to be restricted even though we are often overwhelmedContinue reading

Counting the Cost

“Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, whether heContinue reading

Christians Without Churches?

Over the past few years a trend has increased among people, especially Americans: the idea that people can be good Christians without being part of a church. Many people will recognize that Jesus is theContinue reading


Life in modern America is full of inconsistencies and paradoxes. Perhaps no paradox is more baffling than how Americans interact with one another. We have more people living in America than ever with more waysContinue reading

The Work of the Local Church

As we strive to be New Testament Christians, using the New Testament as our standard and guide, it is important for us to consider what God has established for the work of the local church.Continue reading