Ordination Service for Jim Luckey and Ben Zwickl

Reid A Ferguson Philippians 2:19–30 AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   Ordination As I mentioned a few weeks ago, this morning is a very special morning for us at ECF, as we take this opportunity to ordain … Continue reading

Margin notes: Being “Evangelical” Pt. 3

Being Evangelical isn’t new – though some would (rightly I believe) think that we have lost our moorings. It was the 14th Century firebrand, priest and pre-Reformer who was known in his day as doctor evangelicus. Doctor of the “evangel” or … Continue reading

Margin notes: Being “Evangelical” Pt. 2

Evangelical. We hear it in the press all the time. Almost exclusively in political terms. The “Evangelical right” as a voting block. That is the way most people hear, understand and interact with the word. But it wasn’t always so. … Continue reading

Margin notes: A Conflict of Laws

Romans 8:1–2 (ESV) — 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and … Continue reading

Margin notes: A tale of 2 theologies

Luke 18:9–14 (ESV) — 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the … Continue reading

Margin notes: Symptoms, Disease and Social Justice

Isaiah 1:2–4 (ESV) — 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows its owner, and the donkey … Continue reading

Margin notes: Lessons from a former demoniac

Mark 5:18–20 (ESV) — 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go … Continue reading