Loving the Local Church

As mentioned in the previous blog, the local church is the ordinary and primary means in which God sanctifies and grows believers, which means that church membership is non-negotiable for Christians. However, the trends in church membership and church attendance have created a new category of Christians in social science research who “love Jesus but…

The Beauty of the Local Church

When considering the role of the church in our lives, it’s always important to consider the age in which we live. As discussed in the previous blog, I believe that it is self-evident that we live in a deeply anti-authoritarian age. Outside the church, this is often observed within national politics where disrespect and irreverence…

How Much Do You Need the Church?

To the reader of this blog, may I ask you some questions: Do you love the church? Do you believe that the church is still necessary or has the church become merely a convenience in your life? Do you believe that church attendance is a necessary component of your sanctification? Do you prize the local…