Fleshly People and the Foolishness of Factions in the Church: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 3.1-23

  Devotional/Reflection: I recently saw a picture of a fight between two professional baseball players, Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon. Unlike many baseball fights, this was not between members of opposing teams; rather, these two were on the same team. One guy was pitching poorly but trying hard (or so it seemed); the other guy was playing amazingly … Continue reading Fleshly People and the Foolishness of Factions in the Church: A Devotional on 1 Corinthians 3.1-23

The Church: A Grace-Filled Community: A Devotional on Acts 4.32-37

  Devotional/Reflection: In his classic work The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis writes: “It was one of the Wesleys, I think, who said that the New Testament knows nothing of solitary religion. We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together[…]In our own age the idea that religion belongs to our private life–that it is, in … Continue reading The Church: A Grace-Filled Community: A Devotional on Acts 4.32-37

Christianity Requires Community: A Devotional on Acts 2.42-47

  Devotional/Reflection: There are some things in life that require community. As an avid baseball fan, I love watching baseball. Living in Missouri, it was exciting a few years ago watching the Royals win game after game. One of the things I loved about that Royals team was that although they had a core of … Continue reading Christianity Requires Community: A Devotional on Acts 2.42-47