Articles in The Church

 

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?

 

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.

 

Appeasement, Compromise and Silence in a D-Day for the Church

by Joe Boot

June 10, 2019

History has smiled with gratitude on the heroes of Normandy. How will history judge the church of our generation in a time of cultural conflict? In the D-Day of the Western church, what will be God’s verdict?

 

Revoice: Sliding into Heresy

by Peter Jones

August 14, 2018 | 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

The Revoice view of sexuality downplays the dangers of generalized pagan homosexual culture, and creates a third category of human sexuality, denying the biblical, ontological principle of distinctions.

 

Churchianity or Christianity: The Need for Scriptural Cultural Theology

by Joe Boot

December 21, 2017

God's people are called not only to personal evangelism and activities within the church institution, we are commissioned to disciple the nations, a holy task that influences all areas of life. 

 

The Church and her Mission

by Joe Boot

August 28, 2017 | Ephesians 4:4

In a truly scriptural theology of mission, the church as God's kingdom people must not only be concerned with personal salvation, or institutional church affairs, but with the reign of Christ over all things. God's people re-present the exalted Christ to the entire creation order.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury: Repent of the Reformation

by Joe Boot

January 27, 2017

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a joint statement urging repentance for the Reformation's "lasting damage." However, this exhortation is unclear and focuses on all the wrong things.
 

Goodbye to the Anglican Church of Canada

by Joe Boot

July 13, 2016 | Matthew 24:35

With the recent vote to officially endorse same-sex marriage, the Anglican Church of Canada has at last demonstrated its faithless and apostate leadership. True Christians must get out.

 

Why Young Adults are Leaving the Church

by Steven Martins

August 14, 2015 | Matthew 28:18-20

Youth programs and activities are not sufficient to stem the tide of young people leaving the church. The church's best investment in young adults is to confront difficult questions, preach relevant sermons, and reclaim the sense of God's mission for the church.

 

Community, Social Financing and the Role of the State

by Joe Boot

January 8, 2014

God's Word provides direction for social financing, apart from the state bureaucracy.