“The Theology of TD’ers” Survey, Pt. 2

Hey TD!

Thanks a very much to those of you TD’ers and TD alum who have answered section 1 (Beliefs About God) of the theological survey, The Theology of TD’ers.  It’s already been helpful to see the results. Hopefully, it’s been good for you to think upon as well.

Today, I ask you to answer sections 2 and 3, Beliefs About Goodness and Sin and Beliefs About Salvation and Religious Texts.  If you have already completed section 1, go straight to sections 2 and 3.  You do not have to complete section 1 again.  We will add the next sections in a few days.

Once again, thank you for helping us improve and grow our ministry at TD! – Arthur

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Survey Fixed! :)

Hey TD’ers and TD Alum,

Thanks for letting me know of the glitch in the survey!  It’s been fixed and is ready for you!  Please go to the previous post to get started.  Thanks in advance for answering!  We’ll get the next one out later in the week. Aileen, can you do yours over again?  Thanks! – Arthur

TD’ers, please respond … !

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Hey TD’ers!

Greetings from Palm Beach, Florida!  Sandra, Daniel, Angela and I are in Florida this weekend to spend the weekend with RC Sproul and family, and some of the key leaders of Ligonier Ministries, for the purpose of refreshment and fellowship, as well as to discuss ministry initiatives and strategic vision to advance the Kingdom of God through His Word and Truth.  We had a rich and challenging time tonight with Dr. Al Mohler and look forward to the rest of the weekend.

“A little bit of theology won’t do; a little bit of doctrine won’t do.” – Dr. Al Mohler (tonight)

He’s right, and tonight we received an advanced copy of a Theological Awareness Benchmark Study commissioned by Ligonier Ministries to measure the theological awareness of adult Americans.  3,000 Americans were surveyed, and the results were sobering.  They will release the results to the public in the near future.  Their hope is that this will help the church to better understand with accuracy the extent of the need to improve proper theological understanding, in order to help refine and fulfill its mission.

As we went over the results, I began to wonder how TD’ers would respond to these questions.  The results would be helpful to the leaders of TD.  Knowing you all don’t really want to spend a long time taking a survey, I decided to split it up over the next several weeks, section by section.

So, if you are a TD’er or TD alum, could you click below and please take the first section of the survey, Beliefs About God?  Thank you! – Arthur

Beliefs About God survey

“Becoming the Christian You Have Become” – TD Bible Study

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Hey TD!

We hope you’ll join us as we engage in our first small group Bible Study of the year!  It’s manageable, with distinct direction, yet open-ended enough to allow for hearty discussion and learning.  Please work on the study BEFORE Friday and give God the opportunity to help you actually become the Christian you’ve become. Enjoy! – Arthur

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2Cor. 5:17

Below you’ll find links to the message and Bible study.

“Becoming the Christian You Have Become” – Bible Study

“Becoming the Christian You Have Become” – message (mp3) – Arthur

Getting to Know … Kevin!

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Hey TD!

Well tonight is our first small group outing of the year!  It’s a time to get to know those in your small group better by having fun together.  Getting to know one another better is an important part of being in TD.  If you don’t know what you’re doing or where you should go, email us at the TD website now!

With that said, and with October being Blindness Awareness Month, we are offering the special opportunity for you all to get to know Kevin better!  Kevin – a junior at Temple City High School – has been joining us for TD and also church services recently. Kevin has graciously accepted to answer your questions about who he is, what his story is, how he does stuff, what he feels, etc. For the next 1-2 weeks, we will be collecting questions that you would like to ask Kevin. Please submit them onto the TD blog! Also, please give him a friendly greeting when you see him at church. 🙂

A Sign of Hope For Our Country

Hey TD,

If you keep up with the news, there is much to get discouraged about, from the decline of public moral standards, to increasing evil both abroad and locally, to news from our government, to … war.  It has been said that no one really wins in war, because there is just so much loss, devastation, carnage, and … pain.

No matter your stance on geo-political affairs, you have to give a certain amount of respect and appreciation for our soldiers, who, every time they are deployed for duty, never know if they will be returning to their families.  Every mission could be their last.

That’s why my eyes watered and my heart swelled with solemnity and hope when I watched the following video last week of some of our Marines worshipping our God with vigor.  Maybe yours will too.  Please say a prayer for our troops and their families after watching. – Arthur

“This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6

 

TD – Unveiling Our New Theme Tomorrow!

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Hey TD!

Join us for the year’s opening message tomorrow as we unveil our year’s theme!  But I’ll give you a hint.  If your Christian experience has been somewhat like trying to get a hold of a piece of soap in a bath – where one second you’ve got it, and then it slips from your grasp – this is going to be an important year at TD for you, beginning tomorrow night.

We’ll also be sharing about TD’s ministry teams that you can get involved with to help shape and influence TD this year.

We look forward to starting the year off strong together.  See you all tomorrow!

– Arthur