A Simpler Answer?

As our congregation continues to work through Jesus’ sermon on the mount during our evening services, we come this week the following where Jesus lays the foundation of most of the sermon: Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to […]



Thinking in Worship

In the context of urging true worship, the Apostle Paul stressed the importance of Spirit-filled thinking in the life of the believer. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but […]


Audio Picks

A few audio picks for your edification and enjoyment: • Dr. John Piper, former Pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, spoke at the seventh annual Gaffin Lecture on March 12, 2014. Dr. Piper’s lecture was “The New Calvinism and the New Community: The Doctrines of Grace and the Meaning […]



A Time to Speak: The Conclusion of a Series on Emergence Christianity

Note:  As Gentle Reformation made the switch to its new format, the first three blogs in this series were lost.  Many thanks to The Aquila Report for keeping them online!  Here are links to  articles one  two and three   Below is the conclusion…better late than never, I hope!  Though it feels like months have passed, […]


The Bird Watcher

Though neither ornithologist nor true bird watcher, living on the edge of woods at spring time has helped me understand the enthusiasm some have for this hobby.  Especially while praying in the morning or enjoying a quiet Sabbath rest, the flights of a variety of birds through the forest make it – and one’s own heart […]




Life is Winning in Indiana

Last night, Life Centers, a pregnancy resource center here in central Indiana, hosted its thirty-first annual Celebration of Life banquet. The fund-raiser was headlined by keynote speaker Eric Metaxas. Indiana Governor Mike Pence addressed the audience of nearly one-thousand friends of life, and he ceremonially signed new pro-adoption legislation. Testimonies were shared by women who […]