Can You Define These Words?

sin,   confess,   believe,   repent,   forgive,   Savior,   Christian,   testimony,   Lord,   perish,   church,   grace I mean can you really define them? Look back up at these words. What do they mean to you? We hear these words often in worship. Sometimes I wonder if they have begun to lose their meaning for us. We just take…

The Chuch of Nice, Part II

Last week I wrote about a new trend coming from youth who believe they attend the church of nice rather than the Church of Christ. They see church as a place to be shaped into a good, moral person instead of a place to be formed by Holy Spirit under the leadership of our Lord…

Church of Nice, Part I

I am reading a book called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, by Kenda Creasy Dean. Based on research from the National Study of Youth and Religion, she explains that the trend we are seeing from youth is that they believe they attend the church of nice rather…