About Andy Lynch

Andy graduated from The Master's Seminary in 2013. He currently serves as the Pastor-Teacher of Stansbury Park Baptist Church in Northern Utah.

Where were you on 9/11? (Reprise/Update)

Never ForgetNote: This post was first run on September 11, 2014, in light of the 15th anniversary of the attacks upon the U.S. it seems appropriate to run it again.

As you read this article today, a mere two days before the 15th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, I am sure you cannot help but to reflect on the realization that nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airplanes and then flew two of those planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one of them into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and ultimately lost control of the fourth (with a little help from the passengers) crashing it into a field in Pennsylvania.… Continue reading

Looking Forward to My Obituary

A long, long time ago in …no wait that’s an entirely different story. Last year as I was working on furthering my theological education one of the classes I took had each student write an obituary of sorts. The goal of the assignment was to write a short biography of one’s life and ministry thinking forward to how one would like to end the race. As God’s providence would have it, I have been giving more thought to such things lately as I have been confronted repeatedly with evidence that I am not as young as I was or think I am now.… Continue reading

Lessons Learned at My First VBS

VBSFor the majority of this week the local church I serve has been conducting its annual Vacation Bible School. For many this activity was a rite of passage sort of event in the establishment and development of their Christian walk, for me it was not. As a matter of fact, before I was blessed to serve as the Pastor of my local church I had never attended nor served in a Vacation Bible School (VBS) – EVER! So it is natural that you might be thinking this is the point I begin my diatribe detailing what I believe to be the “evils” of VBS and frankly four years ago you may have been correct.Continue reading

Trinitarian Discussions & Church History

Trinity in LatinAs of late it would seem a plethora of events have conspired to break the internet. Everything from a mass murder being committed to the tragic loss of a young boy while on vacation with his family. Amidst these and other current events has been an interesting and even moving occurrence among evangelicals. In case you have been blissfully disconnected, I will take a moment to explain. The theological subject of the Trinity has recently garnered what might seem like new attention, now I will not even attempt to lay out the nuances of this discussion as others more capable than myself have done so here.… Continue reading

Back to the Basics: The Lord’s Supper (Reprise)

praying marinesI have recently been privileged to participate in a discussion with the Men’s Ministry Bible Study of my local church which is ongoing as it walks through our Statement of Faith. During the course of that discussion we have had opportunity to consider one of the means by which we might celebrate our fellowship with our Messiah – Jesus. The means to which I refer is known as Communion, The Lord’s Table, or The Lord’s Supper and regardless of the naming convention used is something I hope your own local church participates in regularly. But the regularity or frequency of taking Communion or observing The Lord’s Supper is not the subject of this post, rather what I desire to accomplish is to lay out the three prevailing views of The Lord’s Supper as well as the view I believe best represents what is found in Scripture.… Continue reading