To receive someone into your home and offer them a bath and a meal is one of the surest signs of full acceptance and a real relationship. This is, essentially, what God does with us after we are rescued from the bondage of sin, brought out of our imprisonment to Satan and into a new life in Christ.
Our primary conversation surrounds Christendom and the theology of infant baptism. We started our conversation with this article written by Jason Micheli called "Infant Baptisms Malignant Assumption."
What wonders unfold when we consider the Eucharist in light of the holy mystery that is the Trinity? Chris Green shares his musings on what the Eucharist becomes as he surveys the work of each of the three members of the Triune God.
http://youtu.be/suakZNvSw1s A video resource to share and download for church and small group use. Created by David Rose
http://youtu.be/1SAF1kCktXY Dr. Jeffrey Frymire on the nature of communion and what can be learned from the practice of the 4th century church. View our growing playlist...
How exactly does liturgy form us, and how might the adoption of the Christian calendar help disciple us in the image of Christ? Watch this video interview with Marty Reardon as he explains a critical element of worship design.
It was here, in Holy Communion, that the Church saw fully and completely what the potential cost of discipleship entailed: death. And yet it was literal good news, because despite his death, Jesus Christ was currently present with them in this very act of Holy Communion. Read more from Steve Bruns' series on the early church and discipleship.
I've often thought of my life as having been lived on the edge of the liturgy. I suspect that perspective will resonate with many...
What we learn throughout the Bible is that God uses created things to impart grace and mercy in order to minister to our needs. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Bob Stamps explains how the ultimate source of power for all of these means is the person of Jesus Christ himself.
Covenant renewal services revisit what it means to be a follower of Christ. Adapted by professor and worship designer Jonathan Powers, check out this modern order of worship adapted from John Wesley's service.