The greatest commandment – the need to love God

  To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God

Why knowing about Jesus Christ is not enough | Christianity Today

The letters (or epistles) Paul has written to the various Christian community Churches are becoming more inspiring. In a new article series Christianity Today is running, we read what Alister McGrath has to say about Phillipians Chapter 3. In the community group for Ballard Church, we are discussing this very nature and idea of what … More Why knowing about Jesus Christ is not enough | Christianity Today

Inauthentic Christian living a model of holiness?

Mark Galli published an interesting article in the Soulwork column of Christianity today. This article focuses on the nature of Christian living and how one lives within a given social context that is contrary to their own core values and belief systems. The comparison he draws upon is a character from Downton Abbey named Tom Branson. … More Inauthentic Christian living a model of holiness?

Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?

Is there a crisis of grace in today’s churches? Reading through a recent edition of Christianity Today, an Op-Ed article by Mark Galli, focuses on the question – Whatever happened to grace? Galli provides three particular anecdotes as the premise for his article. These three focused on his experience at a mega church where an altar call … More Is there a crisis of the simple message about grace?