Monthly Archives: March 2014

Taking Back Holiness

Holiness. What images and thoughts does that word evoke for you? I’m not sure where these thoughts come from, but as I think of “holiness” my mind drifts to images of stereo-typical stoic saintliness, smug expressions, rolling-eyes, and a “you … Continue reading

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Though You Slay Me (Shane and Shane)

I have watched/listened to this video a number of times this week. The lyrics to this song are saturated with biblical relevance. The line “though you slay me, I will  hope in you” is from Job 13:15. The excerpt from … Continue reading

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When You Suffer…

The Bible has a great deal to say about suffering. Some have argued that dealing with pain is the central theme of the Scriptures.[1] Could we not contend that suffering is one of the major underlying realities that unites every … Continue reading

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Manhood Restored by Eric Mason

Manhood Restored by Eric Mason is a solid gospel-centered text. It was written to challenge men to embrace the God-given Christ-centered identity for which they were created. Mason concludes the book by reviewing his purpose: My hope is that this … Continue reading

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Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Timothy Keller’s newest book, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is a masterpiece. I’m preaching on 1 Peter 1:6-12 this coming weekend, so the subject he addresses is one in which I find myself neck-deep. Suffering as a Christian is … Continue reading

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What’s The Point of Church?

Earlier this week I posted on the first part of our mission statement at LifePoint. We exist to glorify God. But how does this inform how we work with people in the local church setting? LifePoint exists to glorify God … Continue reading

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Calling All Men

In his book Manhood Restored, Eric Mason writes a great chapter on what a restored family, led by a Jesus-loving man, looks like. He utilizes the biblical text of Ephesians 5 (among others) to describe the calling of a man … Continue reading

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Why Do We Exist?

This is our mission statement at LifePoint: LifePoint exists to glorify God as a community being transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We begin that statement very intentionally with the emphasis on glorifying God. As we were forming this … Continue reading

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Church: Change or Die

We are currently engaged in an initiative at LifePoint called “To Be The Church.” We are 46 days away from the finish line, which also happens to be Easter Sunday. This blog is the compilation of some thoughts I’ve had … Continue reading

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To Home-school or Not to Home-school?

As parents we are faced with a number of key decisions that we must weigh carefully for the life and development of our children. As a pastor in a local church, I regularly receive the “child education” question from concerned … Continue reading

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