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Entries Tagged ‘Ecclesiology’

Have You Ever Had a Pastoral Visit?

Have you ever had a pastoral visit?  What about a visit from your elders?  The answer to that question is an indicator of whether you belong to a “celebrity church” where the big man up front is too burdened by the size of his congregation (or its “satellites”) to be your shepherd.  He has too […]

Baby Mama or Bride?

Our friend, Matt Marino (of “Cool Church” fame), has written another great post on the church: The Church is Christ’s Bride, Not His Baby Mama. Here’s a preview: In case you are not up to speed on the last decade’s slang, a baby mama is someone with whom you made a baby, but have no commitment to and […]

Popes, Populism, or Presbyteries? Evaluating the Multi-Site Church

With the rise of multi-site church planting even among the more discerning evangelical ministries, raising an objection at this point is a little like giving away Cinnabons at a health convention. A real party killer. So I for one am really glad that Thabiti Anyabwile, a wise and godly pastor-and Council member of The Gospel […]

What is the Church?

Along with the good folks at Fourth Presbyterian Church and our friends at the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, we cordially invite you to the Washington Conference on the Christian Life to be held October 7-8, 2011 at Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, MD. The Washington Conference on the Christian Life is a new conference in the […]

“Real-World” Church

SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World by Douglas Estes Zondervan, 2009 256 pages (paperback), $16.99 In his book SimChurch: Being the Church in the Virtual World, Douglas Estes gets defensive about an accusation that no one seems to be leveling. I, for one, was only peripherally aware of the “virtual world” before picking up Estes’ book. […]

Wright Wednesdays: part 3

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification] Justification and God’s Single Plan: Justification and God’s People Wright properly emphasizes the integral relationship between justification (soteriology) and the uniting of Jew and Gentile into one family in Christ (ecclesiology): In Galatians 3:29, after heaping up almost all his great theological themes into […]

Wright Wednesdays: part 2

[We're continuing with Mike Horton's review of N. T. Wright's Justification.] Justification and God’s Single Plan: The Covenant and History According to Wright, “Paul’s doctrine of justification is the place where four themes meet, which Piper, and others like him, have managed to ignore or sideline.”  “First, Paul’s doctrine of justification is about the work […]