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Seth came into Anne’s office today and told her we should be more up front about our faith. I don’t know about that. I certainly wouldn’t want to be accused of using my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ to get more or better business. On the other hand, it’s not something we should be hiding, since it is such an important part of who we are.

If it matters to you, Anne and I are part of a New Testament assembly. This is a group of Christians who meet simply unto the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, attempting to follow the principles of gathering found in the first century church, as described in the New Testament. We would be considered Anabaptists, I suppose, by virtue of our belief in baptism by immersion, only after a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting only in the work of the cross for salvation; Christ plus nothing…nothing but the blood of Jesus.

We also might be considered “primitive” Christians, in that our approach to worship is characterized by simplicity, and we don’t do a lot of high church things, nor do we do a lot of emotional or performance-oriented things.

We are as far from Calvinists as you can be. In fact, our dear friend, Mike Atwood, refers to himself as “a zero point Calvinist”—inside joke, sorry.

Seminarians might categorize us as “Canonic, Dispensational, Primitive, Anabaptist, Evangelicals.” We prefer to be known simply as Christians. Anne and I both teach Sunday school classes. She has the high school girls. I have the high school boys. It’s cool. What a blessing! What an opportunity! What a responsibility!

There. Pretty out front. Do you find this helpful? Would you like to know more? Wanna see some Scripture references?

In his first letter to his pal Timothy, Paul writes, “Christ Jesus Came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” That’s a nice thought to take to the Thanksgiving table. Don’t you think so?

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