• Christ the King Sunday

    Posted Nov 26th, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on Christ the King Sunday

    Ours is a day when Christianity is often reduced to a message about individual salvation and sentimental platitudes about a future place called heaven. To be sure there are individual aspects to our salvation and we do look forward to the reality of heaven to come—though in a profoundly different way than most speak of …

  • Thanksgiving

    Posted Nov 21st, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on Thanksgiving

    This week an amazing thing will happen. 323 million people—give or take a few—will pause to say thank you. Of course, the object of that thanks is up for debate, but that’s a different point for a different time. With no disrespect intended for the formation of our country of for those who have served …

  • Reformation 500 – Soli Deo Gloria

    Posted Nov 8th, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on Reformation 500 – Soli Deo Gloria

    At the end of every composition Johann Sebastian Bach affixed the letters SDG. They, of course, stood for Soli Deo Gloria—To God alone be the glory. He did it as a way to remind himself and those who would later see it and play it that its goal was to lift people into the heavenlies …

  • Reformation 500 – Solus Christus

    Posted Nov 2nd, 2017 By in Pastor Brian's Blog With | Comments Off on Reformation 500 – Solus Christus

    Although likely a twentieth century addition to the original three solae of the reformation — sola scriptura, sola fide, sola gratia — solus Christus — by/through/in Christ alone— accurately captures and reflects the message of the reformers. Solus Christus, like the other solae is designed to be set against something else. So Christ alone means …

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