The Interconnectedness of Philosophy, Theology, and Worldview

A worldview is the perspective through which one views the world. By definition, a Biblical worldview is derived exegetically from the pages of the Bible. Philosophy and theology have long been perceived as rivals in worldview, but if we define those terms lexically...

Biblical Patterns for Revitalization and Outreach (Slides)

What is the church? Why does it matter? How are people thinking about the relevance of the church in their lives? How should local churches respond? These are core questions not just for pastors, but for all Christians. Biblical Patterns for Revitalization and...

Gender Design and Distinctions in Position and Practice

The Biblical record is univocal in considering essential differences between man and woman. Genesis 2:20 describes an incompleteness in creation when there was no helper (Heb. ezer) found suitable for Adam. The statement immediately following the identification of the...

Design for a Healthy Church, and the Four Legs of Outreach

The ultimate purpose of the church – as individual members and as a corporate body – is to glorify God (1 Cor 10:31, Eph 1:6, 12, 14; Col 3:17). The recipe for achieving that goal includes four major prescriptions: (1) Bible teaching, (2) fellowship, (3) praise and...

What to make of non-Christian cultures dreaming about Jesus

Nabeel Qureshi, author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, describes the significance of dreams in Islamic culture, saying,   In Muslim cultures, generally speaking, people don’t see themselves as being able to commune with God. Communion is a very Christian...

Worship and the Presence of God

A common theme in contemporary Christian worship music is the idea of coming into the presence of God to worship Him in a deep and meaningful way. Songs that emphasize this concept challenge believers to pause from their normal daily life in order to do something...