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Book Review – The Good God

The Good God: Enjoying Father, Son and Spirit. By Michael Reeves Paternoster, 2012. I must admit to being a little indifferent to reading about the Trinity. Many standard systematic theologies make it sound like the dullest and most difficult Christian teaching. The reader of such tomes is often left wondering what the practical benefit of the Trinity is. Also, I may be…

Book Review – Autopsy of a Deceased Church

Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive By Thom S. Rainer B&H, 2014 If your church was given a “physical exam” today, what do you think the doctor’s diagnosis would be: healthy, slightly sick, very sick, or dying? This short book is based on fourteen church ‘autopsies’…

Testimony Pt1 – Pastor Philip

I come sixth in a family of seven. Our home was mad and strict, funny and serious, loving and disciplined in a complicated mix which seemed to work very well. Life revolved around the wee assembly of believers where my father was an elder, Sunday School superintendent and missionary secretary. My mother also taught a Sunday School class, but if I’d never been through the…