On Not Meeting Needs at Church


Not long ago, a pastor ran into a woman who had just visited his church with her family. The pastor told her the church appreciated her visit and he hoped they would return. She replied, “We enjoyed the service, but right now we’re just shopping around for the church that meets our needs.”

Forgiven Sinners Like You & Me


As an heir of the Enlightenment, a child of the 60s, and later a nothing-but-the-Bible Christian, the idea of liturgy seemed to me as some kind of idolatry. So now here I am each Sunday in a preaching robe, leading our congregation in a liturgical Confession of Sin with such words as…