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A Picture of Missions

In the decades following Christ’s Ascension, the primary means of spreading the gospel message was missionaries who preached in public places. In some towns that meant going to the local synagogue, because it was assumed that this was a pre-existing … Continue reading

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When Nothing Else Works

It’s not for everyone. Perhaps it’s a good time to remind ourselves that Radix Fidem is not meant to be universal, something that represents the one true path of faith for the whole human race. Honestly, it’s quite the opposite. … Continue reading

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Radix Nuntius

(radix nuntius — Latin for “root message”) The gospel message is not so much in the words of Scripture, but in bringing folks home to the God who made them. When Jesus spoke of the Good News, it wasn’t that … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing?

In order to say more about elders and pastors, it’s necessary to step back just a bit and review what they are doing when working together. Jesus referred to spiritual birth in John 3. But this wasn’t new; He honestly … Continue reading

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Option Not Available

In a virtual parish like ours, most of you don’t notice it, but we have plenty of folks hanging around who really don’t belong. If this were an actual church meeting together in some facility in meat space, you would … Continue reading

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The Lonely Calling

Our only ambition is to walk faithfully in our covenant of faith. Just a reminder: “covenant” in the Bible is synonymous with “law” until we get to the New Testament where the whole thing is deeply perverted by the legalism … Continue reading

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Too Easy?

I know from experience that if I made this religion harder, I’d have far more participation and big donations. We would have facilities and equipment, vehicles and advertising, etc. Keep in mind that I’ve done conventional religious work and I … Continue reading

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