An Obscure Monk and a Mundane Event: The Launch of the Protestant Reformation

As you may already know, October 31, 2018 will be the 501st anniversary of what is commonly referred to as Reformation Day. This day is celebrated and remembered because on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. We don’t celebrate this day merely because a professor posted …

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Book Review: The Confessions

Introduction Apart from the Bible, few books have impacted the church as greatly as The Confessions by Augustine. This book has served the church for over 1600 years as a theological, philosophical, and devotional masterpiece. More than an autobiography, The Confessions shines light into God’s providence during the first thirty-three years of Augustine’s life, as …

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Congregational Worship

On May 19, 2018 our church will host its 3rd annual Practical Christian Living Seminar. Our first two seminars covered topics that are culturally relevant such as biblical sexuality, Internet theology, screen time, and racial reconciliation. This year’s topic, however, is congregational worship, which may not necessarily sound urgent or relevant, but I would argue that …

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George Whitefield: America’s First Celebrity

Have you ever heard of George Whitefield? Would it surprise you to know that this traveling preacher was more popular than Benjamin Franklin during the middle of the 18thcentury? In fact, you could even call Whitefield the first American celebrity. While many of us today are more familiar with some of Whitefield’s friends, such as …

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Billy Graham: A Brief Response to His Life and Ministry

As you probably know, Billy Graham passed away February 21, 2018 at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99. Graham was a well-known evangelist who preached to millions around the globe. He packed stadiums, he was broadcast on TV, and he unashamedly proclaimed Jesus Christ to the world. Billy Graham is a …

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