The Church

 

The Church in Lockdown, Part 2

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 22, 2020

As civil authorities seek to control an increasing number of societal roles and functions, what is the Christian’s responsibility in a democratic society? How do the church and family provide a meaningful check to an excess of state power?

 

The Church in Lockdown, part 1

by Joe Boot and Nathan Oblak and Ryan Eras

September 16, 2020

What is the distinct nature and calling of the church and its role in society, and what is the responsibility and the historic response of Christians and pastors in times of widespread illness?

 

The Church Needs to Meet

by Andrew Sandlin

August 4, 2020

Andrew Sandlin discusses the order to suspend church services, John MacArthur, and the calling of the church to gather together. He explains the responsibility of Christians to punch back at God-hating evil wherever we find it, and the spiritual powers and authorities that are active in the world.

 

Freedom, the Church and State Absolutism

by Joe Boot

July 15, 2020 | Romans 

What is the biblical relationship between church and state, and what should biblical law look like in a new covenant world?

 

Sphere Sovereignty, the Individual, and the Church

by Joe Boot

July 10, 2020

Joe Boot sits down with the hosts of the Six Cents Report to discuss Totalitarianism, Church, and Sphere Sovereignty, as well as the Reopen Churches campaign.

 

The Way is Shut: Evangelical Compromise and the Illusion of Virtual Church

by Joe Boot

May 29, 2020

The apostle Paul speaks of the church as a vital body, a chosen family, a temple of living stones and as a betrothed bride. These images reinforce the importance of physical meeting.

 

What is a Christian Theology of Resistance?

by Joe Boot

March 24, 2020

The state is a ministry of justice – God’s diaconate. But how should Christians respond when the state commands what God forbids or forbids what God commands?

 

Our Living Hope

by David Robinson

March 22, 2020

Peter blesses God for the hope of an eternal inheritance and also for his testing and proving of our faith in the midst of trials which is for our good, turning us toward him and resulting in joy.

 

Our Living Hope

by David Robinson

March 22, 2020

Peter blesses God for the hope of an eternal inheritance and also for his testing and proving of our faith in the midst of trials which is for our good, turning us toward him and resulting in joy.

 

On the Church

by David Robinson and Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and P. Andrew Sandlin and Ryan Eras

February 21, 2020

The church has a significant, but not ultimate, role to play in the life of the believer, in the culture, and in the Kingdom of God.

 

Stand Firm in the Lord

by Joe Boot

October 13, 2019 | 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Paul's worries about the difficulties the young church in Thessalonica faced are relieved by Timothy's report of their great faith and love which gives Paul himself great encouragement amidst his own difficulties.

 

Stand Firm in the Lord

by Joe Boot

October 13, 2019 | 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Paul's worries about the difficulties the young church in Thessalonica faced are relieved by Timothy's report of their great faith and love which gives Paul himself great encouragement amidst his own difficulties.