Pastor Victor Scott, Executive Pastor of Ambassadors of Christ Ministries, and Pastor Drew Anderson, Lead Pastor of Sumter Chapel, will have an important conversation. They will focus on issues surrounding the Gospel and Race. What is the Church’s role in addressing issues of race and injustice? How do we declare the Gospel and stand with the disenfranchised? Pastor Victor and Pastor Drew do not have … Continue reading The Gospel & Race: A Conversation
As a Christian, the message of salvation in Jesus Christ is at the heart of the Church’s identity. Without the Gospel, the reason for which the Church exists would fade away. Whenever we fail to hold to the Gospel, we will inevitably find ourselves losing what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. One of the key elements of the Gospel is that it … Continue reading Lent 2020 | Day 38: “Message”
Late last year, a young man I’ve never met and of whom I know nothing about died in a car accident. The reason I’m even writing about it; the reason for bringing it up at all is that it happened yards from where I live. From my vantage point, I knew that it was not a good situation. As the reports finally hit the news … Continue reading Death 150 Yards Away
Too often we do not want to remember the fact that we are still flawed and mending people. Continue reading Lent 2019 | Day 25: Solemnity
I pulled George G. Hunter’s book The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement off my shelf the other day. As I was flipping through the pages, the following paragraphs stood out.
Continue reading “The Main Business of the Church”
It should be fairly obvious to any halfway observant Christian that over the last generation Christianity has gone from a religion that America endorsed, to a religion America ignored, to now being a religion that America is antagonistic toward. From the news articles about Christian schools losing their accreditation, to the ones concerning the potential forcing of all Christian ministers to perform marriage ceremonies they … Continue reading The irony of a “pop-culture church” in a culture where Christianity is not popular