Alex McNeilly

Alex McNeilly is an assistant pastor at Christ Church Cincinnati. Before that he was the pastor of Clearnote Campus Fellowship at Indiana University–Bloomington. He is married to Dani, with whom he is working to sustain a healthy population of redheads in southwestern Ohio.

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The Apostle Paul, Cleverness of Speech, and Tim Keller

The opening chapters of 1 Corinthians have a lot to say about wisdom. According to the Apostle Paul, there are two different kinds of wisdom: the wisdom of the world (a.k.a. the wisdom of this age, wisdom according to the flesh, the wisdom of men, human wisdom) and... read more

What makes the Church’s worship beautiful? Her singing

When it comes to places of worship, it’s not primarily aesthetic beauty that makes a sanctuary pleasing to God; rather, it is the holiness of His people and their devotion to Him. When it comes to prayer, God is more concerned with sincerity and repentance than He is... read more

Abortion and the Church Available in Paperback

We are pleased to announce that Abortion and the Church by Evangel Presbytery is now available in paperback in our online bookstore. All electronic formats are available for free at For discount rates for churches and ministries, please... read more

What Makes the Church’s Worship Beautiful? Her Prayers

Last time, I asked the question, What makes worship beautiful in God’s sight? For starters, we should point out that God does not find worship offered to false gods beautiful. “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exod. 20:3). Some idol worship may be... read more

What Is Beautiful Worship?

A couple of weeks ago, I chaperoned a field trip to the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, it was modeled in the Gothic style after the Abbey Church of St. Denis and the cathedral of Notre Dame,... read more

Are there other gods?

As we’ve been reading through the whole Bible as a congregation, I have fielded a few questions about Scripture’s apparent references to divine beings other than God. The answer to the following question on that topic has a lot to do with worship, so I’m sharing it... read more

Melchizedek and Jesus

Finding the time to write regular monthly content in this way has proven to be a challenge; it’s been several months since my last post. One reason for this is that I’ve been writing more material for our local church. In particular, my fellow pastors and I have given... read more

Improved Warhorn Bookstore

At long last, we’ve made some improvements to our online bookstore…

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Corporate Prayer of Confession

Who would you say are the most righteous men that ever lived? (Besides Jesus, of course.) While I’m sure there are many ways to answer that question, the Holy Spirit identifies three men who belong at the top of any such list: If a country sins against Me by... read more

I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow

Last month I wrote about the hymn “Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder” by John Newton (1725–1807). I mentioned that it’s one of a couple Newton hymns that hold a place in my personal Top 5. Another is “I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow,” and its appeal similarly lies in... read more

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