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Feeling All the Feels: The Holy Spirit and You

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the Holy Spirit, some common misunderstandings, and how the Spirit connects to the Good News about Jesus.

Silence of the Lamb: Atonement Theories and the Justice of God

What does Jesus’ death on the cross mean? Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the atonement on this episode of The Stand Firm Podcast.

You’re Not God. How Does that Make You Feel?

Jesus’ message is offensive in the extreme. Hearing it, we are ready to cover our ears and take up stones. But this is when the Spirit of God moves, turning what is otherwise offensive into Good News.

The Stand Firm Podcast

Jady Koch, Nick Lannon, and Matt Kennedy discuss the leftward theological and ideological drift on the part of a number of highly platformed ACNA clergy, how this drift affects the proclamation of the Gospel, and what type of Church it could produce.

How Not to Become a More Multiethnic Church

Even the most desirable aims can be pursued in destructive ways. ACNA is involved in such a pursuit when it pushes “social justice” as part of its efforts to become more diverse.

Features

Every Life Matters: A Response to Mr. Reno

Every Life Matters: A Response to Mr. Reno

We’ve been tearing babies out of the womb and chucking them away, destroying the lives of their mothers and fathers in the process and yeah, the economy, heretofore, has been ticking along fine, but, I would say, with little beauty and less honor and certainly dubious quantities of justice.

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The Gospel is Not At Stake

The Gospel is Not At Stake

If there were no pandemic sickness and the government were to tyrannically demand that we not meet on pain of death, I think we would be obligated to disobey and face the consequences. But in this case, lives are at stake, not the Gospel.

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7 Coronavirus Takes

7 Coronavirus Takes

The great thing about a church is that it’s a community no matter what your lifestyle or work. Do you work in an office? That’s great, you can still go to church. Do you work at home? That’s great too.

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An Offensive Gospel on International Women’s Day

An Offensive Gospel on International Women’s Day

If that is where all women in this moment’s bright day live (though I know it isn’t) it will then be quite shocking to see the words of Jesus printed there so baldly and offensively on the page. “Unless one is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” How can such a thing be heard? Especially when there is no agreement that first you must be born at all.

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Love The Sinner

Love The Sinner

“Love the sinner, hate the sin,” is not an inherently bigoted thing to say, though of course as a slogan it can be used that way. Properly understood, it is actually the gospel. This is what God does—he “loves the sinner” and because that is true, he also “hates the sin.”

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Lent: When Less is More

Lent: When Less is More

Nonetheless, I never forgot that in worship sometimes less is more. A simple said liturgical office can often help one worship, pray, and contemplate more, maybe far more, than a “praise and worship” service.

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Racism Is Not Your Biggest Problem

Racism Is Not Your Biggest Problem

Your excellence, then, is worth nothing. Nothing at all. Your shriving yourself of your racial sins, if you do it to establish your own goodness, only makes you more guilty, for you are still defying and rejecting the God who made you, and who, before you do anything else, wants you to let go of yourself as god and accept him as Lord.

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The Corrosive Power of Critical Theory

The Corrosive Power of Critical Theory

Critical Theory is corrosive to the Christian sense of virtue and justice. The dehumanization and objectification of women alongside the glorification of untethered eroticism during the halftime show, so obvious to those with a biblically shaped worldview, were invisible to those Christians who embrace its counterfeit.

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On the Radar

DISCOVERED: Nehemiah’s Wall

Though the discovery of the Persian wall and tower was unexpected, when considering the historical sources, it is entirely unsurprising. The Bible discusses just such a wall, at length and in great detail.

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Islam Made Me Christian

In my youth, I had been numbed to the decadence that now was impossible to ignore. I started isolating myself from my peers in order to focus on my work and practice my faith.

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