Do Bad Churches Glorify God?

May 23, 2024

Do Bad Churches Glorify God?

John Coblentz writes, “The church in its current state is not always glorious to us. We are still imperfect – our music is at times off-key, our theology is at times wide of the mark, and our interactions with each other fall short of the love we profess.” John encourages us to see what God wants to do and to work for the broader church, even in the face of difficulty, failed or abusive relationships, and the inherent tendency to shrink our associations to those like us. John talks about appreciating and welcoming believers from varied cultures.

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John Coblentz’s devotional commentary on Ephesians

Episode Guest Info

John Coblentz

John lives in Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, with his wife Barbara. He served as a marriage counselor at Deeper Life Ministries for twelve years. Since 2006, he has served at Faith Builders Educational Programs as an instructor and pastor. He is the author of more than a dozen books, the latest of which is a devotional commentary on Ephesians, God’s Glory in the Church.

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Episode Host

Marlin Sommers

Marlin and Meredith live with their five precious children in southeast Tennessee. Marlin has been trained in philosophy and carpentry, and enjoys pushing into other areas, such as mechanics and biblical Greek. Marlin works at Kingdom Channels and Anabaptist Perspectives in finance, communications, and other roles that are harder to describe. He is slowly endeavoring to put his public brain on his website marlin.work.

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