OPINION: A Reformer’s Creed

I have often wondered what the Christian Church should look like today. Yes, over time, I’ve put on paper some of the things that have come to mind. But I’ve often wondered about the need for some sort of constitution, statement of purpose, or statement of faith, by...

QUESTION: Taking Responsibility

We all make mistakes and the church has made some whoppers. But how willing are we to take responsibility for events that have occurred—even where we may not have been personally involved? Belonging to a community of faith has its benefits, but it also has its...

QUESTION: By Whose Authority?

The modern tendency to constantly change laws and weaken the moral structure of society has often puzzled me. After all, on whose authority are those changes made? And, if God has provided us with a basic structure for a healthy community, why would we to change his...

DEVOTION: Not Getting Our Own Way

2 Samuel 7:1-17 How often have you been reminded that it’s not always possible to get your own way? For example, when you are trying to buy something, and you are looking for something specific, how often do you get exactly what you want? Indeed, how often are you...

QUESTION: The Use of Consecrated Buildings

I recently became aware of a church that does not open its doors to tourists. Why? Because it is considered to be a place of worship, not a museum. And that made me wonder, “What would the Old Testament prophets had said if the Temple had been open for tours,...

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