Current Theme | March 2023

Under Reconstruction:
How the Egalitarian Beachball Wrecks the Household of God

As pragmatic commitments lead the twenty-first century church to rebuild itself in novel ways, we want to recover what Scripture says about men, women, and the office of pastor. While women assuming the pastoral office is not new, it is not supported by a careful reading of Scripture. For some, the office of pastor is like a toy—a beachball that can be passed between men and women alike. But when we disobey the One who made us, we bring a wrecking ball to the household of God. Therefore, with our eyes fixed on his Word, we will take the month of March to examine God’s good design for men and women in church and to show why the pulpit is reserved for biblically qualified men.


September 2022
Who are we? Why are we here? And what are we doing with this ministry? In the our first month, the founders of Christ Over All will look at the theme of Christ’s Lordship and how everything in creation, the church, and culture are impacted by his sovereign rule.
October 2022
In 1981 Crossway published Francis Schaeffer’s A Christian Manifesto. In his analysis of church and culture, Schaeffer brought a word of prophetic warning to a church threatened by the rising tide of statism, or encroaching government control. Four decades later many of his concerns have been validated, and we will listen to and reflect upon this critical work.
November 2022
We ponder the past to decipher the present. For the last one hundred years, evangelicals in America have been defining and redefining themselves. Whether from Scripture, or against society, or by combining Christ and culture, various strands in evangelicalism have emerged. Without being exhaustive, we will consider the last one hundred years in order to help modern “evangelicals” stand in the truth and proclaim the whole counsel of God in the present.
December 2022
Christ is the reason for the season, and during Advent we will turn our attention to more than a dozen biblical and theological reflections on the glory of Christ Incarnate. Christmas is not just a season to give gifts; it is a season to ponder the unfathomable gift of God become man. In this theme, we will put the spotlight on Christ and marvel at the reality of the Incarnation.
January 2023
January 22, 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, only that court decision didn’t make fifty years. Hallelujah!! Rather, in answer to five decades of prayer and perspiration, the Lord granted America a Jubilee from the court decision which opened abortion on demand to all fifty states. Now, after the Dobbs decision, abortion remains a blood sacrament in our country, but its access is slipping. Or it could be, if we can continue to pray, work, and plan for its demise. To that end, we will offer a series of biblical, ethical, legal, and practical reflections on abortion this month. May God end this scourge in our generation!
February 2023
Love has been taken captive. Like a prisoner reading a prepared statement under threat, love has been misused to justify anything from child mutilation, LGBTQ practice, and euthanasia, to name a few. Beyond this, slogans surround us that promise “love is love,” and “all you need is love.” This month we examine genuine love of neighbor, along with the false parody of it. And we do this anchored in the greatest love mankind has ever known.

“If Christianity is really true, then it involves the whole man … Christianity is not just ‘dogmatically’ true or ‘doctrinally’ true. Rather, it is true to what is there, true in the whole area of the whole man in all of life.”

Francis Schaeffer