On Covenant Baptism

With regards to baptism, modern evangelicalism has disconnected from its historical Church roots and from Scripture. Baptism is more often considered an individualistic profession and confession of saving faith in Jesus. That was not so until the past 300 hundred years or so with the increased influence of the Anabaptist in America. Rather, historically and … [Read more…]

The 10 “Do You Not Know” from the Lips of Paul

As we read and watch the debate in our highest court of the nation regarding homo-unions, we as Christians, should not be overly surprised that “we the people” have come this far. College Apparel This is only one example of how thick, how dark, and how wide the line of antithesis is becoming that distinguishes … [Read more…]

Godliness Through Obedience

“Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered” – Hebrews 5:8 A most interesting passage. The writer is essentially saying that God incarnate (Jesus, fully God and fully man) learned something new through His willingness to submit to the will of God the Father. Learned? New? Really? Well, … [Read more…]

Worship

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 5:23. Such is the benediction of many Christian worship services on many Lord’s Days across the world. nike air max In this passage, … [Read more…]

True Foundations and False Dichotomies

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone … [Read more…]

Staying Fresh

Zephaniah 1:12 “It will come about at that time that I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are stagnant in spirit, who say in their hearts, `The LORD will not do good or evil!’ We have this fountain on our back porch. It is suppose to have a motorized … [Read more…]

The Old and the New

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana; Life of Reason, Reason in Common Sense, Scribner’s, 1905, page 284. air max pas cher We’ve all heard this or some form of this common axiom. It is the shortest way to stress the importance of human history to the progression of … [Read more…]

Freedom and Boundaries

“I’m sorry. That’s not on the grocery list.” Thus was a satisfactory explanation for our first three kids (Lindsey, Wesley, and Monica) whenever they spotted something on the shelf they wanted while shopping with Mom. air max pas cher But then came Micah. It worked for a while after he became aware of all the … [Read more…]

Unity Through Diversity

Any of us who have or are raising children recognize this somewhat amazing phenomena of our children being alike in many ways while at the same time being different in many ways. Their sameness identifies them with the larger whole, say a “Hurd,” while simultaneously their differences identify them as an individual, say Wesley. Actually, … [Read more…]

A Tale of Generations

Carrie Hurd The New Year is a great time to think about “our story,” our life adventure. asics gel nimbus 17 hombre I imagine most of us “wouldn’t be here at all, if we’d known more about it before we started.” Watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, over the holidays, encouraged me to think … [Read more…]