How do I know when a doctrinal issue is important enough to break fellowship?

Al Mohler has helpfully encouraged us all to consider theological triage. Mohler distinguishes between first, second and third order doctrines. First-order doctrines are those things that

What the football transfer market has to say to church membership

If you follow football, you will know about the exorbitant transfer fees players have commanded over the years. You will no doubt have picked up

If Christian community is supposed to suck, why is it so often compelling?

A while ago, I wrote a post titled ‘If Christian community is supposed to be compelling, why does it so often suck?‘ The article was

What does healthy church membership look like?

I have previously written about why we should not baptise those who would not join the church in membership. We noted that baptism was biblically

Is local church membership biblical?

A few days ago, I discussed the link between baptism and membership. I noted that baptism has historically, across all mainline denominations, been understood to

Why we shouldn’t baptise those who won’t join in membership

One only has to read the Great Commission to see that Jesus commands baptism for his followers. The call was to ‘go into all the world

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