Category Archives: Church Issues

Rethinking Spiritual Growth

I’m part of a closed group of Vineyard and ex-Vineyard folks who discuss theology on a Facebook page.  Someone there raised the age-old question: How do we measure spiritual growth? For too long this simple question has baffled evangelical Christians. I think there’s a reason for that, but it’s not what it appears on the […]

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Fools

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. —Psalms 14:1 ESV The English Standard Version translation shows 202 verses in the Bible that contain some variation of the root word fool. Reading those verses makes it evident that the world […]

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The Evangelical Burying of Good Friday

With Holy Week now concluded, I was pondering what appears to be the demise of the local Good Friday service in my community. It used to be that the local churches near my little town would combine to host a Good Friday service, but I heard nothing about it this year. The large (for our […]

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