The Theology of Death (Part 2): Informing Our Response by Gary Chaffins

In our first post, The Theology of Death (Part 1): Informing our Perspective we outlined a biblical view of death. That is how we as Christians should think about death. In summary form, we made the following points: Death is an enemy. Death was conquered by Christ. We have nothing to fear. God is sovereign … Continue reading

The Theology of Death (Part 1): Informing Our Perspective by Gary Chaffins

It was June of last year when my family received the dreadful news that Dad had been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney Cancer). Unfortunately, the discovery itself came too late for treatment as it had already spread throughout his body and was considered to be at Stage 4. Although I knew things were serious, … Continue reading

Obedience and the Love of God by David Dunham

The weight of expected obedience on the children of God can be overwhelming. Even a cursory reading of the book of Leviticus can be discouraging. And there are demands put upon New Testament believers as well. Peter, after all, quotes Leviticus when he says that we are to be holy as God is holy (1 … Continue reading

Shepherding the Suffering: Discipleship in Pastoral Care by Jason Boothe

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19 We are called to “shepherd the flock that is among us” (1 Peter 5:2). As pastors, our great responsibility is to tend to the spiritual welfare of … Continue reading

25 Years of a Godly Pastor’s Ministry by David Dunham

Most readers will have never heard of my pastor. He’s not a famous, at least not in the sense that he is a celebrity pastor. On January 18th, however, our church celebrated his 25th anniversary. It was an occasion not merely to express thanks for his legacy and leading, but an occasion for me to … Continue reading