Category Archives: Ecclesiology

What Is Biblical Separation?

By | May 21, 2018

Generally speaking, as I have been taught, there are three kinds of separation from other people, which could involve believers or unbelievers. The intent of separation is never to shun or disparage but that the “disfellowshipped” will see the biblical reasons as to why he has been excluded, repent, and be restored to fellowship again.… Read More »

How Christians and Churches Prioritize Going About the Doing of Good

By | April 23, 2018

Galatians 6:10 gives a concise statement that prioritizes our personal giving as believers and guides the church’s stewardship of its resources. This verse states, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal 6:10 ESV). In examining this verse, let’s… Read More »

The Meaning of the Word Church and What It Means for Us Today

By | August 25, 2015

Our word church is comes from the older kirk (Scottish) or kirche (German), which in turn derives from the Greek adjective kuriakos, meaning “belonging to the Lord.” The Greek term directly behind our word church, however, is ekklesia, a combination of the preposition ek (“out of”) and the verb kaleō (“to call”). Ekklesia could refer… Read More »