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Rethinking Church & Mission

When our son Lincoln was five years old, he loved to play catch with any ball he could get his hands on. So we did what any red-blooded American family would, we signed our son up for t-ball. This was actually the first time…

Weekend Roundup (4/20/18)

In my early thirties I stumbled upon a sermon on Matthew 7 via the internet. The Lord used that sermon to radically bring me to a broken realization of my sins and in time bring me to salvation. The preacher of that sermon is…

This is My Story

Everyone has a story to tell. One that is passed down from generation to generation. One that is told numerous times by the story teller, at times to the exhaustion of his hearers. But when the story is life altering, the story teller could…

Weekend Roundup (4/13/18)

In this brief video clip, Dr. John MacArthur and Dr. R.C. Sproul discuss the true purpose of the church. The church is not primarily for unbelievers, but for the edification and building up of the saints so that they may be equipped to go…

The God Who Answers

Weekdays around five PM at the Parish household are quite hectic. This is the time when I usually roll in from the office, and the kids are all home from school. I am asked very often how we juggle raising five children. I tell…

Weekend Roundup (4/06/18)

Each weekend, I will be posting a Weekend Roundup in addition to my regular weekly blog posts. The Weekend Roundup will be a summation of internet links to the weeks best articles and videos from other Christ centered ministries. It is my prayer that…

Evangelism 101

A few weeks ago, my oldest son Andy and I ran a 5K. It was actually the first he had ever run. We didn’t train for the run in the weeks leading up to the race. I just thought that we would run it…

Lukewarm Christianity

Charles Spurgeon once said, ““Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter.” As harsh as his words may be, the truth of this statement should cause us all to evaluate the faith that we profess. When we are passionate about something or someone, we…

The Lie of the Prosperity Gospel

Last week I was driving along the interstate when all the sudden, I saw police and ambulance lights flashing up ahead on the side of the road. It was apparent that there had been a horrible car accident. Immediately a sense of sorrow for…

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin?

The greatest threat to Christianity is not the atheists who despises God’s Word, but rather it is professing believers who use it wrongly in their evangelism. It seems that we have become a culture that thrives more on quaint little antidotes and sayings about…