Why is McLean Bible’s New City Network Promoting 9 Marks’ Church Revitalization Conference?

A disturbing development comes out of McLean Bible’s New City Network. New City Network is helping to launch a church in Fairfax, Virginia that has ties to Fellowship Memphis. However the church planting arm of McLean Bible also is promoting 9 Marks Church Revitalization Conference. Just as McLean Bible silently joined The Gospel Coalition is this church silently going to join 9 Marks? It begs the question if criminal allegations surface out of this mega church in the D.C. area will Lon Solomon be like C.J. Mahaney and flee and hide behind Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church? Continue reading

Dave Smith of Northwest Community Church of San Antonio on Serving “The Least of These”

In an era of celebrity pastors who are accountable to no one, and many churches acting like businesses committed to growth for the sake of growth, the following blog post I read is quite refreshing. Dave Smith, the Senior Pastor of Northwest Community Church in San Antonio, Texas, wrote a moving post about what it means to serve “the least of these.” Today I am running that post with some commentary. This Evangelical Free pastor’s challenging thoughts helps put the Christian faith in perspective.  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Mendelssohn (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Felix Mendelssohn is a Germany composer who was born in 1809. He also was a pianist, organist, and conductor in the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn revived interested in Johann Sabastian Bach. He founded the Leipzig Conservatoire. There is a lot to feature from this composer, today I am going to promote his Midsummer Night’s Dream. I am sicker than a dog so I plan to sleep and rest this weekend. Have a good one guys! Continue reading