Posted in: What Books Are You Reading in 2020?
Just finished (in December and January) "All That's Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment" by Hannah Anderson, "Navigating the Nonsense: Church Conflict and Triangulation" by Doug Bixby, and "Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches" by Peter Greer.
Currently reading "You Who?" by Rachel Jankovic, and "Worship Quest" by Steven D. Brooks.
On the to-read pile are "Talking with Your Kids about Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have" by Natasha Crain, and "A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God's Word" by Tim Challies.
Posted in: 4 New Ways to Profess Our Faith
It was always important to affirm our belief in Jesus Christ, whether the Lord's Supper was open to baptized members or only confessing members. To say that this age invites more intentional thought to this milestone is to denigrate and diminish the moments and milestones of the past. Perhaps, it would be more appropriate to acknowledge that as circumstances and approaches change, it is always important to renew our understanding and approach to these very biblical milestones.
Romans 10:8-10 "But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved."
Creative expression is wonderful but it ought not to replace the spoken word.