“It’s a Relationship, not a Religion”

We’ve all heard others say, “Christianity is a relationship, not a religion.” At best, that statement is incomplete; at worst, it’s deceptive. But why isn’t Christianity defined as someone’s relationship […]

1 Timothy, Lesson 7: The Christian Religion

Last week, Paul finished telling Timothy that the Church is a pillar and bulwark of the truth. Thus, the Church has a role in safeguarding and conveying the truth that […]

It’s not a Religion but a Relationship (not quite!)

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for the December 2014-January 2015 edition of our congregational newsletter: The Shepherd’s Voice.   We’ve all heard others say it. Maybe, you’ve even said it: […]

Mark 10:17-22: Riches and Religion

Riches and religion are heavy on the mind of a rich man.  So, he asks Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  That’s a reasonably religious […]