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Occasional thoughts from Rob and Randy's (metaphorical) desks.

 

Why Do We Sing Psalm 1?

Psalm 1 fork in the road (1)

How many paths are there in life? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions?1?! What if told you there are only two?...

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Stop Apologizing

The Bible never tells us to apologize. Seriously. It tells us to do something else....

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Should I Go?

Should Christians attend homosexual weddings? The answer might not be a simple "yes" or "no."...

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What Is a Psalm?

Then Sings My Soul Image

Why do we sing? Do musicians compose melodies only to aid us in memorizing words? Or does music also serve another purpose?...

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A Place Where You Belong (Church Membership, Part 6)

Some final thoughts on the practical need for local church membership....

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The Case for the Local Church (Church Membership, Part 3)

As a Christian, I'm a member of the body of Christ. Why, then, do we talk about also being a member of a local church?...

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Among You and Over You (Church Membership, Part 4)

When Scripture describes the role of elder, it uses language that cannot be understood without the idea of church membership....

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Discipline Needs the Church (Church Membership, Part 5)

The way Scripture describes the discipline of sinners is only possible in the context of the local church....

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The Church Within the Church (Church Membership, Part 2)

Is the church only those who are saved? Or is it everyone that shows up on a Sunday morning? The answer is somewhere in between, and it might be less black and white than we want....

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A Farewell to Proof-Texting (Church Membership, Part 1)

Understanding how the Bible speaks of church membership requires a different way of using Scripture than we might be used to....

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