The Thanksgiving Story in Brief

Nearly 400 years ago a group of Europeans landed in Virginia. These Europeans were not slave owners, and held no plans to conquer the continent. Most of them were Protestants escaping the extreme persecution of the church of England. All of them were Christians. Though they held varying theological perspectives they unified, and governed themselves…

Where is our Faith?

Where is your faith? I spend a great deal of time looking for Jesus.  I look for Jesus through the annals of history – I seek to find Him at work not only in the bible, but throughout time.  Jesus is alive  today, and He sits enthroned in the heavens, actively presiding over His church.…

Man of Constant Sorrows

‘Blessed are you when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.’ Ever get rejected?  Ever been maligned?  Ever had something…

Re-Defining Church (pt.2) Relationship

Relationship.  Am I right? What is the church to begin with… you know, as defined in scripture?  It is 1) the body of Jesus (1 Cor. 12:12).  Interesting… the body of Christ.  The church derives its identity through – and only through – its relationship with Christ.  Being of His body identifies us with Him.  Christianity, itself,…

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Before continuing my topic (Re-Defining ‘Church’), I think I should give some further clarity to my church background affiliations (somewhat for personal reasons) in my attempt to offend no one.  I realize that I sometimes pick on certain groups, generally this is because I have some degree of background experience with these groups, however, and am not…