The Role of Mystery in the Church

With the recent passing of Christmas, we once again enter the world of the mundane. This sacred holiday with all of its delight and cheer, wonder and grace, stands as the last bastion of transcendent mystery in a world of scientific modernity. Everything else can be measured, tested, examined and quantified—but it’s difficult to put […]

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Why You Should Fast this Year

While Jesus never explicitly commanded his disciples to fast, it seems he assumed they would (Mat. 6:16-18). Jesus participated in an intense, forty day long fast before he went into public ministry (Mat. 4:1-11). The early church fasted and prayed before important decisions (Acts 13:2-3; 14:23). As those who desire to pattern ourselves after the […]

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