Category Archives: church

A (Sort of) Book Review: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Winfield Bevins. Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. I was incredibly excited about this one. Sometimes when you look at a book you think “this was written just for me”. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in books, church, culture, liturgy, practical theology, worship | Leave a comment

Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late … Continue reading

Posted in church, discipleship, ethics, hermeneutics, leadership, New Testament, Pastoral Epistles, Paul, practical theology, preaching, sermon, theology | Leave a comment

Clothed with Christ

  Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon D. Fee. Galatians (Pentecostal Commentary … Continue reading

Posted in baptism, church, egalitarianism, Galatians, gospel, hermeneutics, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Judaism, mission, New Testament, Paul, practical theology, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment

New Logo Design

Thanks to Sandi at Van Pelt’s Business Solutions for helping us put together a new, not yet official, logo design for Centre Street. This is part of our new push to increase visibility in the city of St Thomas. Often … Continue reading

Posted in church, history, mission, St Thomas | Leave a comment

A Living Hope

  Sources: M. Eugene Boring. 1 Peter (ANTC). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. Peter H. Davids. The First Epistle of Peter (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990. Lewis R. Donelson. I & II Peter and Jude (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2010. Roy E. Gane. Leviticus, Numbers (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter, church, discipleship, ethics, Jesus, Kingdom of God, mission, New Testament, Old Testament, practical theology, resurrection, Sermon Podcast, Social Justice, theology | Leave a comment

Who We Are and What We Will Be

*Unfortunately, the audio begins a few minutes into the sermon, so the introduction is missing.* Sources: Raymond E. Brown. The Epistles of John (AB). Garden City: Doubleday, 1982. F.F. Bruce. The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970. Luke Timothy … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, church, discipleship, Easter, gospel, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, resurrection, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment

The Road to Emmaus

  Sources: John T. Carroll. Luke (NTL). Louisville: WJK, 2012. Joseph Fitzmyer. The Gospel of Luke I-IX (AB). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982. Joel B. Green. The Gospel of Luke (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. Luke Timothy Johnson. The Gospel of Luke (SP). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006. … Continue reading

Posted in church, Communion, discipleship, Easter, gospel, Gospel According to Luke, Jesus, mission, New Testament, practical theology, resurrection, Sermon Podcast, theology | Leave a comment