Category Archives: The Church

Video: What Does Baptism Do For a Person?

Today’s question: “What does baptism do for a person?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found these videos helpful, please tell your friends. If you would like to support … Continue reading

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Podcast: Trust and Trustworthiness in a Fallen World

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss the topical issue of the wise exercise of trust in contexts of untrustworthiness, betrayal, and many competing authorities. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. … Continue reading

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Video: How Should We Understand Formal Leadership Within the Church?

Today’s question: “What is “ordained”, formal, leadership in the Church? How do you understand the NT’s “episkopoi” and “diakonoi”? What is the connection between these offices/roles/functions and both preaching and liturgy in worship?” This question opens out onto so many … Continue reading

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Video: What is the Case Against Women’s Ordination?

Today’s question: “How would you summarize the argument against the ordination of women?” If you found this video interesting, you might be interested in the videos from the recent THINK conference on The Future of Complementarity. If you have any questions … Continue reading

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Video: Are Young Elders a Contradiction in Terms?

Today’s question: “What are your thoughts on ‘young elders’ in the church? Is there an age restriction for the office of elder?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found … Continue reading

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Video: Should We Be Using the Lectionary?

Today’s question: “Do you commend the use of a lectionary for preaching? If so, what advantages does this approach have over preaching through whole books of the Bible? How should we think about preaching in churches where we can no … Continue reading

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Video: Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?

Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need … Continue reading

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