Tag Archives: Deeper Church

Christ, and Him Crucified

The Internet offers much toward the advancement of the gospel. We all know this. It gives ministries like The Village, The Resurgence, Desiring God, and Mars Hill the ability to stream gospel-centered content to people, to nations who wouldn’t have been able to be exposed to such solid teaching otherwise. It gives bloggers like Lore Ferguson, Amber and Seth Haines, Tim Challies, Russell Moore, and collectives like The Gospel Coalition, Deeper Story, Deeper Church, and ProjectTGM the ability to analyze culture and pour truth-filled words onto a page to help the lost come to know the freedom and grace of Christ Jesus. This is a good thing. But there is also something we have to be careful of.
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Second Tier Issues and Portraying Jesus

The past couple of days have been beyond thought provoking. I don’t really like labels, but often times they are the fastest way to identify a set of beliefs. They aren’t all bad. I mean, the word “Christian” is a label that I embrace gladly, despite modern day cultural Christianity being basically meaningless here in the Bible Belt. So, what started this thought process? Yesterday, I read a post over at Deeper Church by Amber Haines, and not only did the post challenge me, but one of her comments challenged me concerning the issue of labels. Then, today, she basically followed up on that issue on her own blog, theRunaMuck.
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