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The lordship of Christ is central to witnessing the Word of God.

Why We Keep Singing Together: Examining Our Approach

How do we navigate a universal function of the corporate body that our culture is slowly viewing with lessening fervor? Is singing in a church setting meaningful anymore? Is it a valuable part of who we are or simply a part of service?

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It’s Not Okay for Kids to be Bored in Church

Is it enough to confess our sins to God privately, or is the church needed for confession?

Is it enough to confess our sins to God privately, or is the church needed for confession?   We’ve all heard the saying “Confession is good for the soul.” But for many, confession is an abstract idea that isn’t part of their daily lives. Many associate confession exclusively with a person speaking to a priest […]

Shouldn’t we be God-centered instead of Christ-centered?

Christ Centered is first in CoG7’s Vision of a Vibrant 21st Century Church. Does this rob God of His glory? Shouldn’t we be God centered instead?    To answer this vital question, let’s explore the meaning of Christ Centered.  It does not mean that Jesus is greater than His Father. A kind of solitary ascendancy and supremacy belongs […]

Is going to church necessary?

I don’t go to church anymore. I’ve been hurt too many times. Is church necessary?   Yes, it is — and not just for the many reasons explored in this issue. It’s also necessary because church hurts. Many people suffer in church from judgment, hypocrisy, and abuse. People experience physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational […]