A Pope from Libya?

A Pope from Libya?

One of the best scholars on early church history these days is Thomas Oden. He was formerly with Drew University and is now the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University. In his new book, Early…

Controversy in the Church

Controversy in the Church

Every age has its share of controversy within the Church. In Augustine’s day, it was controversy over the nature(s) of Jesus. In Martin Luther’s day, it was the argument over justification by faith alone. In the days of Wesley and…

What Is Our Vision?

What Is Our Vision?

Taking our lead from the New Testament, we believe the Bible’s path to salvation and spiritual growth can be summarized in three words: Follow. Connect. Make. These are three words you will hear a lot about around EFCCL. They are…

Follow. Connect. Make.

Follow. Connect. Make.

As we begin to unfold the new vision at EFCCL, we will be concentrating on three words in particular. You will be hearing more and more about these words in the days ahead. They help focus us on the path…

What's Ahead on the "Preaching Menu"?

What’s Ahead on the “Preaching Menu”?

As we prepare to come to the church in Crystal Lake, I’ve been working on a couple of sermon series for this fall. My first Sunday in the pulpit will be October 6, when we will begin a six-part series…