You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit

17 February 2020 | By James K.A. Smith | Filed in: ecclesiology.

You are what you love But you might not love what you think In this book, award winning author James K A Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us We might not realize the ways

How to Walk into Church

17 February 2020 | By Tony Payne | Filed in: ecclesiology.

If you ve been a churchgoer for than just a few Sundays, walking to church probably doesn t seem like it deserves its own how to manual Right In fact, it most likely seems like a pretty straightforward and trivial weekly activity But things are rarely as simple as they seem, and how you

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation

17 February 2020 | By Rod Dreher | Filed in: ecclesiology.

In a radical new vision for the future of Christianity, NYT bestselling author and conservative columnist Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life The light of the Christian faith is flickering out all over the West,

I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian

17 February 2020 | By Thom S. Rainer | Filed in: ecclesiology.

Could you be the answer to the problems you see Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us Emotional Physical Spiritual What are we to do about it Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last Bestselling

Understanding Baptism

17 February 2020 | By Bobby Jamieson | Filed in: ecclesiology.

What s the big deal about baptism Jesus commands his disciples to be baptized, and it s a glorious picture of a person s union with Jesus death, burial, and resurrection Still, many Christians feel unclear about the topic, having questions than answers This short work provides a biblical

Understanding the Congregation's Authority

17 February 2020 | By Jonathan Leeman | Filed in: ecclesiology.

Congregational authority is less about the meetings and about the mission.Congregationalism has a bad rap for well known reasons inefficient meetings, upstart members, browbeaten ministers But biblical congregationalism isn t so much about the meetings It s about empowering the whole church