Church Life and Ministry

The Family and the Corporate Gathering

It always a little difficult for me to disagree with my heroes in the faith. But I've concluded that it really is okay to do so. In fact, it's inevitable. I'm thankful for Romans 14 which gives me guidance and "permission" to think differently than others who are also pursuing Christ in their daily lives. I agree with the person who… Continue reading The Family and the Corporate Gathering

Church Life and Ministry

Showing Hospitality: A Gift and a Command

My pastors (yes, including my hubby) have been encouraging us as members to think about "home life small groups". They've taught and demonstrated what that can look like. So, I've been thinking about hospitality lately. One could argue that it's a spiritual gift (1 Peter 4:8-10, Rom 12). But I also believe it's expected for all… Continue reading Showing Hospitality: A Gift and a Command

Church Life and Ministry

The Church: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Church has been a place of imperfect Christians since its beginning ... because people make up a church, and people are imperfect. Although it had a powerful start, the Church had persecution from without and problems from within almost from the get-go. Devotion (Acts 2:42) to the right things doesn't ensure that there will… Continue reading The Church: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly