CALIFORNIA: Home of Christians, Conservatives, and Capitalists

The Response Churchblog2 Comments

Disclaimer: Christianity is NOT conservatism. God created and institutes governments. These governments should install His morality, for it is good, right, and prosperous. Political conservatism has been a longtime ally to Christians and vice versa, though they are not fundamentally intertwined worldviews. A Christian can be a political conservative and vice versa, but there are plenty of godless conservatives and … Read More

Isolated But Not Alone

Domonique LucioFood for Thought1 Comment

WRITTEN BY DOMONIQUE LUCIO, a member of The Response Church. We are in a time of uncertainty. Daily news updates are becoming more and more concerning as COVID-19 spreads rapidly. We have slowly started to distance ourselves from friends and family trying to do our parts in stopping this virus from spreading. As I talk to friends, family, and coworkers, … Read More

Recommended Reading for Moms

Taylor GilmanblogLeave a Comment

Here is a book list that was compiled by some mothers in our church that we hope will be a blessing to you. There are three recommended books listed under each category, along with a brief review for each one. We consider these books to be helpful and they have borne fruit in the parenting of each of these mothers. However, … Read More

Christian Contentment

Domonique Lucioblog1 Comment

“Christian contentment, therefore, is the direct fruit of having no higher ambition than to belong to the Lord and to be totally at His disposal in the place He appoints, at the time He chooses, with the provision He is pleased to make.” Sinclair B. Ferguson If you would have asked me 5 years ago, I would have absolutely said … Read More

Spiritual Warfare: The Rebellion Against The Rebellion

Rony Renfrowblog1 Comment

The topic of spiritual warfare has brought cramps to the writing hand of saint, sinner, hero and heretic alike! Millions upon millions of pages have been spent writing commentary on this topic that could better function as a thinly sliced Italian lunch meat between two loaves of bread: a bunch of bologna. With the sheer amount of superstition, fantasy, nuttiness … Read More

Becoming Women of the Word

Megan WebbonblogLeave a Comment

One of the reasons why we struggle to read the Bible for all it’s worth is because many us don’t even know who the Bible is really about. We need to learn to read the Bible as a book about God, not a book about us. This might sound elementary, but often times I come to God’s word wanting to … Read More

Pornography and the Importance of Belief

Nathan ElamblogLeave a Comment

When reflecting on my life, pornography looms like a dark cloud, casting shadows of doubt, despair, and fear over the state of my soul. These fears led me to what I thought for most of my life was the day of my salvation. I saw that I was sinning, I saw I needed grace, and I knew I needed saving. … Read More

False Assurance of Salvation: A Prevalent Problem in the American Church

Taylor Gilmanblog1 Comment

Paul says in 2 Corinthians 7:9-10: “As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us. For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.” I “asked Jesus into my heart” at the age … Read More

Why Do We Sin?

Stacy CraftblogLeave a Comment

I know I’m not supposed to sin. I realize it is going against God’s perfect design.” So, why do I? I would argue from both experience and scripture that we sin because we believe a lie. And not just a lie, but the lie behind the lie. In Genesis, we encounter the story of the fall. The woman is standing … Read More

5 Reasons For Belonging To A Local Church

Joel WebbonblogLeave a Comment

The New Testament contains at least five strands of evidence for local church membership. Each one reveals something vital to Christian Faith which would be minimized or denied if there were no definable local church membership. 1. DISCIPLINE Church membership is implied by the way the church is supposed to discipline its members. The church appears to be the final … Read More