Christian Unity: Neil Anderson writes, “If you wait to receive someone until you agree perfectly on every point of doctrine, you’ll be the loneliest Christian on earth” (Bondage Breaker). This is so simple, practical, and revolutionary at the same time. Right now, we have started attending an evangelical Presbyterian church in our local community. It is within walking distance which is wonderful. But guess what: Presbyterian churches are Reformed in their theology, and I am not. Yet, as an Evangelical, I can agree with almost all Reformed tenets except for a couple of biggies (e.g., predestination, etc.). Yet, when it comes to walking out the faith with others, there is very little difference in my opinion between a non-Reformed evangelical and a Reformed evangelical. All of this is to say that there is no perfect church. Our pastor stressed this today. I feel so blessed to be back in a local church. I don’t expect fireworks—I want to be around people who are humble, who are seeking to honor Jesus, who enjoy reading and preaching the Scripture, and who want to help others. Are you Reformed? Are you not Reformed? It doesn’t matter to me. Come, let us follow Christ.
Friendship: Guess what! If you don’t invest in friendships, then they will die. When you put nothing into a bank account, there is nothing there to withdraw. Friendships don’t work like credit cards.
Mere Christianity: Have you ever read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity? If not, then quit your job, stop eating, don’t sleep, and hold your breath if you need to–read the book. The local church desperately needs thinking Christians that are out in the marketplace throughout the week. All spheres of society—business, education, medicine, the home, and every other area—need thoughtful Christians with hearts aflame for Jesus. Lord, do not leave us as we are. Teach our minds and inflame our hearts. Also, after the first two sections which are apologetic in nature, section three is a pure delight. It is, for lack of better terms, multiple chapters on the spiritual and moral life of Christians.
I’m Offended: It is always a little offensive when someone leaves you off the list. Ugh. So disappointing. 🤣
Link to My New Book: Western Philosophy and a Biblical Worldview: A Foundational Primer