The Confusion of Church Dialect

A few years ago church leaders were challenged to learn the new language of pop culture and permit many old and worn church terms to fade into obscurity. You know, the church of what’s happening now wasn’t your grandmother’s church. So, we marked terms like “invitation”, “come down front”, “ask Jesus into your heart”, “amen”,… Continue reading The Confusion of Church Dialect

The Charity of Clarity

After what I considered to be a decent morning sermon, one of our church members handed me a note as I was greeting people at the door. Later I opened it and read a verse from 1 Corinthians 14— And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle? 1 Corinthians… Continue reading The Charity of Clarity

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