It’s not uncommon to hear people make direct comparisons between the church and the business world. Many will look at the practices and trends of the business world and try to adapt those lessons for use in the church. Some will even go so far as to say that the church is, for all intents … Continue reading The Church is Not a Business
Those of us from a tradition in the magisterial reformation (i.e. Lutheranism, the Reformed, and to a certain extent Anglicanism) have the privilege of having confessional documents that define what we believe, teach, and confess. These documents arose out of various historical situations during the Reformation when Christians from these traditions needed to make it … Continue reading What’s the Point of the Confessions?
In this series I will be exploring how to read and understand the bible by first looking at some of the ways that we do it poorly. Bad teaching is usually very subtle rather than obvious, so it’s helpful to identify clearly bad ways of doing things, so that you can better identify it when … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 1: What’s it for?