Deep Discipleship: A Brief Review

Someone recently mentioned this book to me: Deep Discipleship by J. T. English (B&H, 2020). The main argument of this book is that Christian discipleship must be done in the local church and by the local church. After lamenting the doctrinal shallowness of many churches, English gives a biblical way forward: to make and grow… Continue reading Deep Discipleship: A Brief Review

Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

Revelation 7:9-10 is a beautiful passage that describes the church triumphant: After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches… Continue reading Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

A Great, Uncountable Multitude (Carson)

I love the part of John's vision where he sees an innumerable crowd of Christians shouting out glad praises to God. Here's how it goes: After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the… Continue reading A Great, Uncountable Multitude (Carson)

A Multiethnic Church in Principle (Ryken)

While studying the biblical concept of the church family I found chapter 11 of The Communion of Saints to be quite helpful. The chapter is called "All in the Family". Here's one section of it that I highlighted. (Note: I added the Scripture references because Ryken had mentioned them before these paragraphs.) If Jews and… Continue reading A Multiethnic Church in Principle (Ryken)

Embracing A New “We” (Linne)

Have you ever heard of or used the term "first family?" I've heard that term used to describe our Christian church family. The body of Christ - the household of God - is the Christian's "first family." Christians are brothers and sisters in the Lord. Sometimes when we take up our cross and follow Jesus,… Continue reading Embracing A New “We” (Linne)