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This week we are beginning a column that we hope will serve to strengthen communication between pastors and congregation. Marc, Sean and I, with occasional guests, will try to write something “extra” each week that you will find helpful in terms of your personal life or your understanding of what is going on in our church. For your part we hope you will take the few minutes necessary to read, reflect on what we say, and when appropriate write us

The Importance of Keeping Jesus Central

I was both encouraged and challenged by reading a recent article in a theological journal from Covenant Seminary (my alma mater) that insisted that reading and study of the Gospels needed to be paramount in the life of the church. The article is entitled, “Not by Paul Alone: The Importance of the Gospels for Reformed Theology and Discipleship” (Presbyterion, Volume XXXIX, #2, Fall 2013). The author is Michael F. Bird who is a theological professor in Australia. Bird’s contention is that