Author Archives: Pastor Andrew

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.

Cussing Is Not What Damns People To Hell

We had a good, and I hope helpful, dialogue in episode 13 of our weekly To Be The Church Podcast about the issue of cussing/swearing. We discussed the topic in terms of our practical theology as Christians; how our belief … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Have Everything and Nothing

John D. Rockefeller was a rich man. The first billionaire on record, it has been calculated that according to today’s dollar, during his lifetime he was likely the richest man in the history of the world. When asked by a … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes: Total Life

Last Friday I recommended an extremely readable but textually faithful overview of Ecclesiastes by Douglas Wilson called Joy at the End of the Tether. If you want a solid, engaging, and at many points hilarious commentary on “the inscrutable wisdom … Continue reading

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Solomon v. Jesus

One of the cool threads that connects the Old Testament and the New Testament, and reveals the unity of Scripture, is a little thing we call typology. Typology, in the most basic sense, is when an Old Testament person or event (the … Continue reading

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Joy at the End of the Tether

Many people think Ecclesiastes is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma served with a side of oddity. Sadly, this prevailing assumption has deterred many a reader from the treasure found within the pages of this book of wisdom. Something I … Continue reading

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For Tomorrow We Die

My daughter Amelia loves Winnie the Pooh. She sings along to every song and mimics every character. At 2 and a half years old, her Eeyore impression is priceless. She lowers her voice and gets a serious look on her … Continue reading

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How Do You Know If You’re Saved?

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we … Continue reading

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