Category Archives: A Refuge for the World

A People for God’s Delight

One might reasonably expect that a series dealing with the commitments believers make to one another in the church should include this passage. And one would be right. After all, no less than eight commands governing relationships among Christians are … Continue reading

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A People for One Another

Nicholas Kristof, in a penetrating essay for the New York Times, wrote on the state of our nation’s universities. The piece is entitled “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance,” and in it he observes, “We’re fine with people who look like us, as … Continue reading

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A People in Covenant

If you ever decide to run a marathon, it’ll change the way you live. Successfully completing the race requires a regular exercise regimen, a disciplined approach to food and drink, and large amounts of time. Over the past month we’ve … Continue reading

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A People of Love

One of the first people I shared our theological vision with is not a member of First. In fact, he’s not even a Christian. One night we were hanging out, talking about work, and he asked me what I’d been … Continue reading

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A People of Hope

By virtue of our union with Christ, we are a people of hope. It is true that because of Jesus we have hope. But there’s much more: since the hope isn’t bound to one subgroup of people or a single … Continue reading

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