To You are Given the Keys of the Kingdom: How Royal Priests Work Together to Turn the Keys of the Kingdom

        I find that this will most often, to varying degrees, be true: elders want to do great things and the members want to do great things. I also see that elders are exhausted and frustrated, and members are exhausted and frustrated. Everyone hopes to find a way to make it work. Many are ready … Continue reading To You are Given the Keys of the Kingdom: How Royal Priests Work Together to Turn the Keys of the Kingdom

Human Dignity: Christological Anthropology, Human Worth, and the Dignified Life

Whatever happened to dignity? Perhaps, when we hear the word dignity, we conjure up some image of some overly dressed royal dignitary from a rich foreign country similar to the Monopoly man. In our ever increasing “casual culture,” we see that dignity has been lost. Since we are always told to “just come as you … Continue reading Human Dignity: Christological Anthropology, Human Worth, and the Dignified Life

When You Become Y’ALL: The Priesthood of All Believers

When God’s people come together, we are all important and we all have work to do. Each one of us is a royal priest. The priesthood of every believer was lost to Catholic doctrine. The priests controlled the church and all the work of the church was done by the priests. They were viewed as … Continue reading When You Become Y’ALL: The Priesthood of All Believers

The Stones

1 Peter 2:4-5 says, “As you come to him, a living stone—rejected by people but chosen and honored by God—you yourselves, as living stones, a spiritual house, are being built to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (CSB). At the very front of the verse, we see … Continue reading The Stones