Saturday, March 18, 2017

Faith and Works: They Are Not Opposites!

One of the ever-present issues that the church of Christ faces is maintaining a balance between what it believes and what it does. All too often, those churches that emphasize knowledge show a weakness in putting that knowledge into practice. The reverse is also often true: many churches are so immersed in what they, as a church, do that their knowledge of the doctrine of Christ and his word suffers. You often hear preachers pleading with their hearers to ensure that they do not neglect the “weightier matters of the law” while at the same time not relegating the others to second banana status. This, it seems to me, is a problem that demands our attention as the body of Christ and against which we must constantly guard ourselves if we are to be an effective organism.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Enlightenment and the Church

For the past several months my wife and I have been watching a series on the history of the church produced by Ligonier Ministries. The presenter, Robert Godfrey, is a teaching fellow at the Ligonier School and a church historian. The programs have been extremely informative and the presenter’s wit and humor give the episodes added appeal.