The Community Groups at Lincroft Bible Church meet twice per month. As groups pastor, I believe that every model and method has its pros and cons. For our busy Northeastern culture, having groups twice a month has some distinct advantages. One of those is that it gives great flexibility and freedom to the group leaders. They can … Continue reading Grow Your Community Group: 15 Ideas for “Off” Weeks
Month: September 2014
What Does it Mean to be “Biblical”?
In order to be biblical in our theology we must take seriously what Scripture claims to be. What, then, does Scripture claim for itself?...We affirm that Scripture is God's Word written, the product of God's mighty action through the Word and by the Holy Spirit whereby human authors freely wrote exactly what God intended to … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be “Biblical”?
Jesus Is the Temple (and so much more)
Old Testament “Shadow” Fulfillment in Christ The Priesthood Christ is the True, Eternal Priest “The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing, but Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently” (Hebrews 7:23-24) The Sacrifices Christ brought in … Continue reading Jesus Is the Temple (and so much more)
When Theology is Not Theology
Some claim we need those who are intentionally 'on a par' with academic theologians in our universities to engage with contemporary theological issues. To a large extent, however, contemporary theology is pursued by people who make no pretense of being 'Christian,' working in non-confessional institutions. If true theology is the fruit of engagement with the … Continue reading When Theology is Not Theology