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One of my favorite parts of working in college ministry for Tenth is that there is no gap between Tenth College Fellowship (TCF) and the church where students are able to encounter and worship the living God. This kind of proximity between campus and worship is essential to the discipleship and growth of the students who are a part of our congregation and who are becoming true worshipers of the…

The universal church is a clear demonstration of God‘s sovereign power. Think about this for a moment.  People from all nations gather together on the Lord’s Day with the same purpose, to worship God. Though we have various expressions of worship around the world, the Holy Spirit has the sovereign power to keep us together in one mind, which is to give glory and honor to the giver and sustainer…

Jan 7

On Nature and Nature’s God

A Review of J.V. Fesko’s Reforming Apologetics

The twentieth century was unkind to classical Reformed theology. While theological conservatives often blame liberals for undermining traditional Protestant doctrines, the staunchest conservatives and the neo-Orthodox also revised several key doctrines. One such was the doctrine of natural revelation. In his otherwise thunderous “Nein!” to Emil Brunner’s defense of natural theology, Karl Barth granted that Brunner was right about the tradition: the Reformers and their successors believed that God revealed…

Join us for the 2020 Worship Conference as we learn from Dr. John V. Fesko, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Fesko will guide our thoughts as we consider how the worship of God should motivate our apologetic. In addition to Dr. Fesko’s lecture, we’ll have workshops on prayer, Biblical exposition, and the sacraments. Dinner will be served Friday evening and light refreshments will be…

Dec 22, 2019

Venite Adoremus

2019 Lessons & Carols

“For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matthew 2:2)

How does Christmas motivate you? How does it shape your calendar during the final weeks of the year?  Is it a time filled with activity, or a time for you to stay out of the fray? Each year when Christmas is on the horizon, we anticipate the emotions which come with the season. We see Christmas in our future, and what we foresee Christmas being like determines much of what…

Nov 26, 2019

A Time for Giving Thanks

Leviticus 23:33-44

Celebrate the festival to the LORD. Leviticus 23:39

The story of Esperanza Health Center (EHC) is a story of God’s faithfulness, and Tenth Church has been a vital part of this story. Since 2001, Tenth has supported Esperanza for a total of $177,646. The mission of EHC is fulfilled in cooperation with the church and others—this is unchanged in over 30 years of service. No patient is turned away because of inability to pay, and thousands of…

Nov 5, 2019

Of Mercy and Grace

David Apple’s Mission to Philadelphia

Born in the shadow of New York City, David Apple never knew life apart from urban America. As the grandson of Russian immigrants, he quickly learned as a child that life in Patterson, New Jersey, was not for the faint of heart. His high school days at Eastside High School proved to be a challenge from the start. Apple was a bookish sort of young man—always interested in reading and…

Mention of the Protestant Reformation still evokes passion 502 years after Martin Luther nailed 95 statements to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. Luther’s “theses,” as they are commonly known, begin with a call to an ongoing personal repentance in the life of every true Christian and end with a statement of assurance grounding believers in the knowledge that “through many tribulations” they will enter the kingdom of their God.