Author Archives: Brian Sandifer

Image and Likeness

In this series on universal human longings, last time we considered “worship and sanctuary” and concluded our hearts yearn to worship, and that need every person has can only be satisfied by the living water Jesus gives. Now in this … Continue reading

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Worship and Sanctuary

This post is the first in a new series that will explore key Bible passages illustrating how Christianity is beautiful, good, and best of all true. What I hope it that while looking at these our hearts will marvel at … Continue reading

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Theology of the Westminster Confession: Holy Scripture

My church is starting a new adult Sunday School class.  The topic is the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF).  I taught the first session of class and will probably teach a few more before we wrap up … Continue reading

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Evangelism: Doing Justice and Preaching Grace (Book Review)

I’ve mentioned before on this blog the inter-church project that I’m working to build in my local community.  We call it the Warrenton Gospel Partnership.  It’s still in its infancy phase as we’re actively seeking to expand membership to a … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Book Review)

I literally can’t stop thinking about it.  When life’s big questions are addressed in a compelling story, you have the trappings of great fiction.  And when you can’t stop thinking about those questions—particularly in the way the story presents them—then … Continue reading

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Wild At Heart (Book Review)

Every now and then I get asked whether I’ve read such-and-such a book.  Usually it’s a popular Christian book, sometimes a bestseller. (Hey, I’m a pastor, so I’ve come to expect people will ask about these.)  Unfortunately for these folks, … Continue reading

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God’s Glorious Symphony

What maxim will be used to describe us? If you’re a Truth person—as doctrinally sound? Or a Beauty person—as humble, and loving? Or a Morality person—as lovers of good? In the world’s eyes, religion is all about teaching morality and … Continue reading

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