By Keith Fortenberry4 item(s) found

Christian Living / by Keith Fortenberry - 8 months

Home for Christmas: Pondering the Gospel this Advent Season

Christmas is often a time of reminiscing, rejoicing and reconnecting with family and friends.  It is the occasion to celebrate with friends and family that make the Christmas experience so meaningful. In fact, it is often a time when we love to go home and be with family. There is something about being home that makes Christmas so enjoyable. In this short post I want to explore what it means to be at home from a B...

Gospel / by Keith Fortenberry - about 1 year

Despising the Shame

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we approach Easter Sunday and celebrate the death of death in the life of the Resurrection of Jesus, we come to this great day through the path of Good Friday. On Easter we celebrate the resurrection; on Friday we contemplate the meaning and implications of His death. It is good for u...

Theology / by Keith Fortenberry - about 1 year

Worship: Participation in the Trinity

When you think of a worship service, what sort of things come to your mind? Some think of music styles, choirs, lighting, formality, informality, and the list goes on and on. The diversity of approaches to a worship service are so sharp at some points, it has spawned what has been termed the "worship wars" as complaints and criticisms are given back and forth between differing views of what a proper worship servic...

Theology / by Keith Fortenberry - over 2 years

The Trinity and the Christian Life

"…And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3). In the last article, I spoke of how the Trinity makes the Christian view of God distinct and unique. The aim of this post is to explore the relationship of the Trinity to the Christian life. To begin, I ask you to consider the following statement: The Christian life is a life that participates in the life of the Trini...