My question for discussion is precisely Matt 18:15 and what it entails. Am I sinning when I do things like add new songs, preach passionately for 30 minutes, or make changes to programs? Do I need to repent?
I am the Lead Pastor of Cadillac CRC in Cadillac, MI. I am married to Lora (Blankespoor of Pella, IA). We have three children. Marisa, William, Elizabeth and in the process of adopting through Bethany Christian Services another school aged child from the state of Michigan.
I like to golf. I like coffee. I like to read good books that make me understand how better to serve our Lord. I like to play the drums...loud. I like snowblowing soft powder. I like a good steak. I like my woodstove and chopping wood to go in it. I like fantasy football. I like pretty much everything, except tomatoes.
Size doesn't matter. A willingness to engage the younger generation is at the heart of this issue. I've been to small churches and just the opposite is true. I don't think the issue is as cut...
Nate & Allen, awesome stuff... thought provoking to say the least.
@ Nate - I am realizing [-bowling reference coming-] the lane of orthodxy is much wider than what seminary taught. ...
Great thread on a timely and necessary discussion, especailly for the CRC.
I am currently working on my D.min at Fuller Seminary around this whole community idea, but that doesn't make me...
This is quite interesting to me... my one questions however, is how does this missional community tie back into the larger church from which it was sent? Is that even an option or desired within...
John, (Hey Allen & Mark)
Aha...so that's what I've been feeling inside. I could never in a million years word it like that, but I get it. Took me three reads, but I got it. John, you...posted on: My Dream for the Christian Reformed Church
AMEN... akd. You da Man.
"Ninevites" are part of God's redemptive people, as scary as they may look. A real disciple doesn't sit under a shelter or a vine, he or she, gets in the...posted on: The Disciple's Prayer
We go back a long way together. I appreciate your words and receive your encouragement. I think 'fear' is rampant when 'change' happens. So what 's been the best way to help those...posted on: Matt 18:15
Thank you for confirming what I thought I already knew...I am only into my first call a year and a half and loving it. However, as we do make changes and as we try new things, I want...posted on: Matt 18:15
A great resource to help find some understanding can be found http://alban.org/conversation.aspx?id=9348