Seven Things You Didn’t Know About the Rapture

With the reboot of the “Left Behind” movie (2014) starring Nicholas Cage, which itself is based on the wildly successful Left Behind book series – but the not-so-wildly-successful “Left Behind” movies based on the books starring former teen idol Kirk Cameron – there has been much recent buzz about the Rapture. In talking with others…

When Bible Studies Go Bad

The longer I’m around the more convinced I am that Bible studies are not always a good thing for the Body of Christ. Before you fall out of your chair at that statement, let me clarify. First, I did not say that all the Bible studies are bad. We should study the Bible, and study…

What Happens to Babies Who Die?

What happens to babies who die? This is a question I’ve been asked often over the years. It’s a question I’ve wrestled with out of a desire to minister faithfully to those who’ve lost a child, and when trying to make sense of my own personal grief after my wife miscarried. Let me be clear:…

ALL Christians are theologians

ALL Christians are theologians. If we believe anything about God, we’re theologians. If we teach anything about God, we’re theologians. There’s just no escaping it. Why is it then, that a love for theology is often looked upon as a bad thing by many Christians and churches? There seems to be  a false dichotomy among…

New City Church is launching!

New City Church has been meeting together now for around a year, and we feel now is the time for us to become a “real” church and do the whole public launch thing. I’ve read lots of books over the years about how a church plant’s public launch should go. But thankfully I’ve forgotten most of…