The 7 “I AM” Sayings in the Gospel of John
From May 11th through June 29, Pastor Chris will be preaching a 7 weeks sermon series entitled, "Jesus is what you're looking for: The 7 "I AM" sayings in the Gospel of John.
The Gospel According to Joseph (Sermon Series)
The story of Joseph is one of the most captivating in the Bible, it is full of drama, and what is called. "human interest". It is, as many people know, a story of betrayal and forgiveness. It also contains perhaps the most praise worthy person in the Bible apart from Jesus--Joseph, the dream-filled boy with the wonderful robe...
The Book of Acts (Sermon Series)
The social world the early church found itself in eerily parallels the world of the 21st century: social unrest, religious persecution, a global empire, sexual license, and crass materialism. They had them all. Yet in the midst of that world the Christian faith spread like wildfire. Can it do so again? Are there any lessons for us...
Jacob and the Gospel (Sermon Series)
Do you ever wonder how God can possibly be glorified in your sinful life? How is it conceivable that the confusing and apparently incoherent jumble of your life could ever amount to anything? If you've ever had those thoughts then the story of Jacob is what you need to hear. Join us this summer for Jacob and the Gospel.
1 Timothy (Sermon Series)
1 Timothy is more than a personal letter, it is scripture. How can a letter from one man to another serve the church? Well this is a professional letter from a master to his apprentice. And their profession is the oversight of the Household of God. During this sermon series Pastor C. R. Wiley will help you look over Timothy's shoulder as he reads the...
Lost & Found in the Cosmos: The Alternate and Alternative Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft and C. S. Lewis
Touchstone Cover In this article for Touchstone, Pastor Chris compares and contrasts the literary legacies of two of the most important writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in the twentieth century...
Christian Sexual Ethics Sunday School Series
This course explores the intellectual and cultural influences that have led to the anomie and relativism of sexual practice in Western culture. The course also establishes a biblical, philosophical, and institutional basis for traditional Christian...
The Law of God (Sermon Series)
Pastor Chris is conducting a sermon series on the Law of God this fall. Since we are saved by grace through faith some people wonder if there is any further use for the Law once a person has believed the Gospel. Short answer: yes there is! This series underscores the ongoing relevance of the Law in the life of the believer and for human civilization.
Pastor Chris’s article in Touchstone Journal: “Stirred by Shakers”
Chris reflects on a visit to the Pittsfield Shaker Village in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Here he examines the Shaker aesthetic and draws lines of connection between it and Shaker theology. In the process he makes a few points about...
Pastor Chris’ review of “Church Planting is for Wimps”
Pastor Chris’ review of “Church Planting is for Wimps" (Crossway Books, 2010) by Mike McKinley was published in a recent edition of Modern Reformation. To receive a free copy of Modern Reformation and read the review, follow...
Gospel and Worldview
For many Christians, the Gospel is about escaping the world. For others it is a “personal relationship with God” that helps them cope with the world. From what these Christians say you would never know that the same Jesus they...
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