A contemplation of all things church... and a desire for an increasingly pure church reformed by the word of God.
Monday, June 19, 2006
To be relevant, or to be faithful? Is that the question?
My dear brother and co-laborer in the gospel, Mark Dever, offers some challenging reflections on the intriguing relationships between relevance and gospel orthodoxy and the strange bedfellows that often arise when we choose to either be faithful and clear with the gospel... or to assume the gospel and pursue culture-piercing relevance.
I love the Lord because He first loved me. I love His people because He has given me a new heart. I have received God's favor in the form of my wife, Kristie. And together we know His blessing through three children. I was once a Muslim, and by God's grace I have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ. By God's unfathomable grace I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in which I hope to serve Him until He returns or calls me home!