Month: January 2017

Why I favor dressing up for church

Feel free to dress casually. From what I’ve seen, most church websites and bulletins these days are very sure to include something like this somewhere noticeable. They want it to be clear: we’re not a stuffy old church that insists you dress like businessmen and Victorian ladies if you want to experience the presence of God. Read More

Jesus will judge Joe’s salvation, so you don’t have to.

Stop it. Stop trying to discern who is “really” saved and who isn’t. I say this as a simple message I’ve slowly learned from reading Scripture. Simply put: there is never a Biblical command or permission for us as individuals in the Church to make decisions about whether other individuals in the Church are actually Christians or Read More

Every Lucid Moment

[This is a repost from The Nicene Nerd to help fill the new blog with some content.] Hazy. That’s  the best word I could think of to describe many of the hours in my average day. I’m not sure what all I did or how much I enjoyed it. During the day I tend to Read More

2016 Reading…With a Chainsaw

I’m sure if you’re a reader, or have friends who are, you’ve seen this meme on Facebook by now:  Well, for a little fun, I’ve decided to post my results for every book I read in 2016. Enjoy:  On the Christian Life with a Chainsaw — John Calvin  Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc with a Read More

Hello again, world!

My name is Caleb, and I’m divided within between a desire to write for my family, friends, and lay-reader church members and one to write more academically. So what is my solution? As described on my original blog, The Nicene Nerd, I’m splitting my writing efforts into two separate blogs. This one, Being in Christ, will be more Read More