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.

Back to the Basics: Scripture’s Clarity

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As I made known in our reintroduction to this feature at Parking Space 23, from time to time we will be pointing you to posts which have been previously published. In most cases we have accomplished this with something called a “Reprise.” What this usually means is the contributor responsible for posting that day has had an extremely busy week; at least that has been the case for me. However, today I am going to do something a little different. Instead of posting a reprise, I am going to point you to this series of postsBack to Basics written by John Chester on the Clarity of Scripture.… Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: The Canon of Scripture

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Back to BasicsMany times when a Christian encounters push back concerning the Faith, it comes in the form of questions and questioning about the Bible. In some of these cases it is a matter of how the Bible came to be recognized, compiled or created. In order to lay some ground work for a better understanding of this subject I would like us to look to the New Testament as an example of how the Bible came to be. The format for this post will be a bit unorthodox as it is presented as a series of questions and answers followed by some recommendations for further study, all for the purpose of taking us Back to the Basics.… Continue reading

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Looking Forward to My Obituary — Reprise

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A classic and great message to all who desire to finish the course honoring the Lord. Thank you Andy for your love and faithfulness! — Jason

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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

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William Carey

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Just this week* the local church I serve has been sharing quotes from Missionaries on its public Facebook page, in order to be an encouragement to obey The Great Commission. The first of these quotes was taken from William Carey, who is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Missions.” Therefore, I thought it would be helpful to the folks in my local church and our readers here to introduce us all to the man behind the quote, “I’m not afraid of failure, I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”

William Carey was an Englishman who lived in the latter half of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries.… Continue reading

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Reprise: A Gospel Conversation

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Oh NoThe adult Sunday School Class at the local church I serve has recently taken up the topic of evangelism. In this class we are all seeking to better understand the concept of evangelism and what it is as well as what it is not. During the first part of our study of this topic we are focusing on answering the question “What is the Gospel?” by utilizing the book of the same name authored by Greg Gilbert (reviewed here). As part of this endeavor each week we look to provide biblical answers to questions which arise from our study. This week part of the assignment is to answer a series of questions which explain to whom man is accountable, what is the chief problem facing man, what is the solution to this problem as provided by God, and finally how do we respond to this information.Continue reading

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