Family Togetherness

This is the eighth (and final!) column in a series I’m writing to describe our goals and values for corporate worship. So far, I’ve said that we want our worship gatherings to be God-centered, cross-centered, and Scripture-saturated. We also value congregational...

Why not infant baptism?

Just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus charged His followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

What’s Needed?

I remember one particularly disturbing family dinner from years ago, when our kids were much younger. Not that it was disturbing to me. No, I was fine. It was the kids who were bothered. They couldn’t sit still. They kept turning away from their plates, twisting...

Promises and Faith

This a strange time and we don’t know what we’re dealing with.  We only partially understand COVID-19.  It’s like a much worse version of the flu.  What will the shutdowns do to our prosperity?   We’re reminded of the Spanish Flu pandemic over...

Why Not Infant Baptism?

Just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus charged His followers: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...