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What is the Gospel? It was the question that silenced everyone. No one at the table was able to comprehend the softball subject that was tossed out into the conversation. And still there it was: a term so simply accepted by Christians daily, and yet a word we stake everything we do on. But still no one responded. Many times we become so comfortable with our Christian voca...

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The Reason for God

During our first night of Theology on Tap, an open night for people to ask questions about Christianity, we discussed the reason for God. I've reposted some of the notes here. These are highly adapted from a talk that Tim Keller gave at Google a few years ago. We discuss God first because we need to be able to prove his authority apart from Scripture. Meaning that Scriptu...

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Missional Community

Missional communities are the primary way we connect with others, live our lives on mission and remind one another of the gospel. The idea stems from two obvious root concepts: "missional" and "community" both of which are as hot in the church world as the words "organic" and "enlightenment" are in Boulder. It would be helpful if we had a working definition of both of thes...

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Christ and the Church Part 1

If marriage is to be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:22-33), then it is of utmost importance that we represent this relationship well. To misrepresent this relationship is to preach a false gospel. When our marriages are not based on the relationship between Christ and the church, we don't just have a marriage problem, we have a ...

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Christ and the Church Part 2

In part 1 of this post we examined the nature of analogy, freedom and equality. In this post we'll get into the text (Ephesians 5:22-33) and examine what it exactly means for wives to submit to their husbands and for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ loves the church. Do you believe that? The messy, broken and beautiful church. He died for th...

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