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Worship Song: Is He Worthy?

Worship Song: Is He Worthy?

November 15, 2019
by Kennon Bickhart

A popular type of song called “call-and-response” is something that can be found throughout the history of music. What is the point of this type of song? It seems that these songs have a strong community-building, affirmation of the topics that they are centered around.
Why Are Good News Community Groups Semester-based?

Why Are Good News Community Groups Semester-based?

October 22, 2019
by Mario Villella

Recently, I was having a discussion with the elders of our church about the community groups at Good News. One of them mentioned to me that it seems that there is a widespread belief at our church that you can only join a community group in August and January – if you show up in October or March, you are out of luck!
Why Does Mario Preach Out of the HCSB Version of the Bible?
Occasionally, people will ask me why I preach out of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB); perhaps it’s because it’s not as well-known of a translation as the NIV or KJV. Well, here is my main answer: I like that it is a balance between the dynamic equivalence and formal equivalence methods of translating the Bible.
Why Isn’t Good News Church a Member of a Denomination?
One issue I’ve been asked about countless times over the last several years is the relationship between Good News Church and any existing denomination. I tell people that we are not a part of a denomination, and I would guess that the vast majority of people are happy with that answer.
I Haven't Written About This In A While

I Haven't Written About This In A While

October 2, 2019
by Mario Villella

It’s been a long time since I have written you asking for money on behalf of Good News Church. In fact, according to my best calculations, the last fundraising type of letter I penned was released on November 30, 2017. So, it’s been about 2 years since I’ve written one of these.
How Do I Become a Member of Good News Church? What! You Don’t Have Formal Membership! Why Not?
I am really into long titles lately. The purpose of this article is to answer a question I’ve been asked many times since Good News Church began: How do you all handle membership? The short answer is “informally.”
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