4 reasons why I’m not so grouchy about other churches.

Photo by Omar Prestwich on Unsplash Grouchiness about other pastors’ churches? Their size? Their coolness? The number of conversions they see? Their creativity in programming, marketing, sermons?  Nope. Not me. Never. I promise. I’m always kingdom-minded and thankful for the work that God is doing in and through other churches. God tells us to “rejoice always” (1 Thes.…

Jonathan Leeman on “what is a local church?”

Jonathan Leeman writes, “a local church is a group of Christians who regularly gather in Christ’s name to officially affirm and oversee one another’s membership in Jesus Christ and his kingdom through gospel preaching and gospel ordinances.” The five parts of this definition are: A group of Christians A regular gathering A congregation-wide exercise of…