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A Theology of Worship

Originally posted at The Gospel Coalition by Kevin DeYoung There is nothing more important in life than worship. We all worship something or someone. The only question is whether we will worship the right One in the right way. At University Reformed Church we want all of life to be worship to God (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 10:31). He is worthy to receive glory and honor and pow...

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India Update - Fall 2015 Week 1

An update from Scott and Roberta Golike in India...

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Two Ways to Sing to God

How do you approach worship on a Sunday? What draws you to sing and engage physically during the church's gathered times of singing? Do you wait for a particular feeling to sing? Do you refuse to lift your hands until you feel moved by an emotion? Psalm 81:1 commands us to "sing for joy." How does this command play itself out practically in our worlds, particularly when we...

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Jesus at the Super Bowl

This year lets use the Super Bowl to engage culture just as Jesus would. Let enjoy the gifts He's given us and be sure not to judge those around us for not understanding our choice of moral standards - let's take Jesus to the Super Bowl....

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Evangelism in the Workplace

As cultural opposition toward Christianity grows, what is its effect on your evangelism at work? Are you more faithful or more fearful? Here's some great tips......

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Safeguarding Your Child's Smartphone or Tablet

The age of technology is an incredible thing and creates many opportunities for personal, spiritual, and professional growth. I have a dozen Bible and Sermon apps on my phone that allow me to grow in my knowledge of the Word any time I want. There are also huge dangers that come along with smartphones and tables, make sure you're aware of some of the trends and protection ...

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How can I make the most of the preaching I hear every week?

Great sermons are preached every Sunday, I'm pretty much guaranteed to learn something every week, but too often I leave and can't seem to remember what it was that I learned just a few hours earlier. Here's some tips on how to get the most out of Sunday's preaching....

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What Must You Leave Behind?

What must we leave behind if we are to follow Christ? The simplest answer is that we must leave behind idolatry. That’s the very first commandmentâ€"you shall have no other gods before me. There are all sorts of gods: education, athletics, marriage, choice, power, self-expression, beauty, achievement. Whatever you give your whole life for, there’s your ...

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Duck Dynasty Star Fired Over Remarks on Homosexuality

This is not my typical blog reading, however the article caught my eye in regard to how we respond too, and love those in sin, Christian and non-Christian alike... Phil Robertson of the popular tv series Duck Dynasty was recently suspended for his comments about homosexuality. Robertson paraphrases Corinthians saying, "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idol...

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How to pray in public

Every week - sometimes two or three times a service, we speak directly to the king of the universe while the congregation listens in. That’s a tall order, and it should probably scare us a little more than it does. Thankfully, Jesus set an example in John 11:41-42....

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