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HOW CAN CHURCHES MAINTAIN UNITY IN THE MIDST OF THIS CRISIS? | PART-3

Topics: Humility, Humility, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Christian Ministry, Contributor: Joel Webbon

ARE THERE ANY OTHER METHODS OF ACHIEVING UNITY OTHER THAN CHARITY? In regards to achieving and preserving unity, it is important to note that there are at least two methods of accomplishing this task: 1) One method is by extending charity in the midst of reasonable disagreement. And due to the unprecedented nature of the recent events surrounding Covid-19, I …

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WHEN SHOULD CHRISTIANS ACTUALLY REBEL AGAINST CIVIL AUTHORITIES? | PART-2

Topics: Humility, Humility, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Contributor: Joel Webbon

ARE THERE ANY BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF CIVIL REBELLION? When it comes to the Christian’s duty to submit to the civil authorities, it is important that we rightly interpret the whole of Scripture on this matter. Firstly, it is important to recognize that Romans 13 (the biblical text that is so often being cited for why churches should comply with the …

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CHURCH MAY BE ESSENTIAL, BUT IS IT UNIQUE? | PART-1

Topics: Humility, Humility, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Contributor: Joel Webbon

HOW IS CHURCH ESSENTIAL? Allow me to be abundantly clear: I firmly believe with every fiber of my being that the Church (not merely individual believers themselves, but the gathered assembly of these believers on the Lord’s Day for the administering of the ordinary means of grace) is absolutely “essential.” However, this statement is not meant to convey that I …

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DEAR PASTOR, PLEASE OPEN YOUR CHURCH

Topics: Contributor: Joel Webbon

AN URGENT PLEA FOR UNITY I want to begin by clearly stating my motives for this letter: 1) To persuade all Christians that the Church (not merely individual believers themselves, but the gathered assembly of these believers on the Lord’s Day for the administering of the ordinary means of grace) is the most “essential” thing on the planet, and 2) …

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The Myth of Neutrality: How Christians Should Read Coronavirus “News”

Topics: Humility, Humility, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Culture & Politics, Contributor: Joel Webbon

I want to remind you friends, during this season, that although we should be diligent not to politicize everything, everything is still being politicized by just about everyone else. If we believe that political policies (including what kind of bans should be enforced during the coronavirus) flow downstream from morality, and morality flows downstream from theology, then we need to …

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Isolated But Not Alone

Topics: Humility, Humility, Personal Holiness, Wisdom & Discernment, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Christian Ministry, Culture & Politics, Christian Contentment, Faith & Hope, Personal Holiness, Contributor: Domonique Lucio

We are in a time of uncertainty. Daily news updates are becoming more and more concerning as COVID-19 spreads rapidly. We have slowly started to distance ourselves from friends and family trying to do our parts in stopping this virus from spreading. As I talk to friends, family, and coworkers, I continue to hear the same struggles from those around …