Opening up the Word

These are “sidebars” to our sermons. Many worthwhile thoughts don’t get spoken on Sunday mornings because they aren’t part of the bullseye we want to hit. Here is our chance to pass along additional ways the Word spoke to our hearts.

March 12, 2014

Doing Church, Part 2: The Word

Some years back I remember Tim Stiemann, now a pastor in Houston, teaching our kids a song:  “I am the church, you are the church; we are the church together.”  This is pretty advanced theology.  “The church is not a building,” the song says.  It’s not an institution, either, and it does not consist in a short list of leaders.  It really is all of us, every one, those who feel important and those who don’t.  Kids and teenagers too: this stuff applies to you too.

By Marc Davis on Opening up the Word

January 20, 2014

The Importance of Keeping Jesus Central

I was both encouraged and challenged by reading a recent article in a theological journal from Covenant Seminary (my alma mater) that insisted that reading and study of the Gospels needed to be paramount in the life of the church. The article is entitled, “Not by Paul Alone: The Importance of the Gospels for Reformed Theology and Discipleship” (Presbyterion, Volume XXXIX, #2, Fall 2013). The author is Michael F. Bird who is a theological professor in Australia.

By Steve Smallman on Opening up the Word