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How often do we Christians go about life as if we were practical agnostics, as if God were not a given? A major impetus of Modernity, that is, the Enlightenment movements that swept across Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries, was to reject the historic Christian understanding of theContinue Reading

[Audio for this sermon available here.] How do we relate the Old Testament to the New?  Because things are so much better in the NT, it can be tempting to downplay the importance of the OT or disregard it altogether.  A close reading of the NT, however, reveals that itContinue Reading

[Sermon audio available here.] The scandal of Christianity is that central to its message is suffering and death.  Suffering and death are the two things that the world tries to avoid at all costs.  What our society values is in many respects the opposite of what Christianity holds dear.  PopularContinue Reading

If worship is important to God, then it should be important to us as well.  One of the early Reformers, John Calvin, believed that the doctrine of worship ranks ahead of the article of justification in importance, and comprises the entire substance of the Christian life.  Worship is arguably ourContinue Reading