Impact Blog

The following is a report from Nate Haley, one of the team members for our upcoming Journey of Compassion. If you would like see God use you in similar ways, you should join Nate and his friends on a Journey (click here for more info).  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Why Wait?

A central theme in Paul’s writings is that we are “in Christ”––in fact, he states this 164 times. Authors like Neil Anderson have taught the church what this means in terms of our security and identity; as a former pastor, I recognize the value and deep need of these truths in the church. Ephesians 2:6 tells us that we are seated with Christ in heavenly places. Essentially, I understood this as a metaphor (as, ultimately, all language is) for the spiritual authority that I now have access to as an adopted son, and therefore as a co-heir with Christ.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Unsearchable: Created for the Dance

Increasingly, over the past few centuries, the evangelical church has (at least by implication) presented the Christ-story as beginning with the angelic appearances in the two opening chapters of Luke’s Gospel. It seems to me that this is an extension of the persistent impact of the rationalism of the Enlightenment. While virtually all evangelicals would reject the notion that Jesus was simply a wise teacher, nevertheless, it is all too easy to see Him as somehow less than God the Father; certainly Jesus is God, but a Son who was sent on assignment to fix a mess, that His part in the story doesn’t really begin until He comes to earth. But this ignores the clear testimony of the OT prophets, the apostles and the early church. There never was a time without the Son. There never was a time when the Son was not at work, fulfilling the desires of the Father.  Read More

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Checkout the Latest: Unsearchable: Pre-Incarnate Christ