As my wife and I get ready to meet and baptize our soon coming little boy, these are some of the thoughts rolling around in my head. We are pedobaptist. We baptize our children as infants, welcoming them into the covenant. I do this because I believe Biblically they are to be counted as members […]Read more "Can an infant be a Christian?"
Our Father in Heaven, You are most worthy of all praise. Your word and Your world teach us that You have made everything for its purpose even the wicked for the day of trouble. We believe this. We look at the right leaning bias and the left leaning bias in the media today; we hear […]Read more "Prayer For Media"
Here is a little something I wrote for my Mom on her birthday back in 2009. I still mean it. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Mother, dear mother I desire to take this time To pronounce this rhyme To use this sheet for my Heart to speak Words not of excellence (For which you are known for instance) Rather […]Read more "Simply Be Happy"
Friends, family, and everyone else, When I look at Spencer and Mareli; when I think about them as a couple and the beautiful future that lies ahead of them, I can think of much to celebrate and much to look forward too. Like cousins, or turning 21. This couple’s engagement was intense. On top of […]Read more "Wedding Toast – Spencer & Mareli"
(Guest post by Jeff Ripple my father and pastor on our church’s vision for discipleship.) Christ Fellowship Church is called to impact the city of Taylor, surrounding area, and beyond, through discipleship that equips families and individuals to become an effective living witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In our vision to disciple families; […]Read more "A Vision for Discipleship"
By Jonathan Dodson Continued from Part 1 Even though Jesus died to remake people into better worshipping, missional communities, the Church still remains imperfect. The family of God is dysfunctional. Why? Because at the center of community we too often have a set of rules, not the gospel. Gospel, the center of community Most communities […]Read more "The Church: A Gospel-Centered Community (pt.2)"
This is an article i just stumbled across and it is a must read for sure! Let me know what you think! By Jonathan Dodson It’s a buzzword. It’s often misunderstood. It’s central to the Christian faith and yet absent from many churches: Community. I will address two main issues with our attempts to find […]Read more "The Church: A Gospel-Centered Community (pt.1)"