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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Apostles’ Creed: “…suffered under Pontius Pilate…”

History matters. In the middle of the Apostles’ Creed, we list certain basic historical facts about our Lord Jesus Christ. We list these facts in order to positively identify that Man in whom we believe. And who is that Man? Well, we know that He was conceived by the... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary…”

The life of Jesus on earth—just like the life of every human being—began at conception. But Jesus’ conception—the beginning of His life as a man—was unique. It is an unbending law of nature that the conception of a child requires a mother and a father. Of course, we... read more

The Apostles’ Creed: “…and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord…”

God has a Son. God did not have a son. He has a Son, and He always has had a Son, since before the world began. In fact, it is essential to the identity of the one true God that He has, and always has had, a Son. In the beginning, in Genesis 1, God said, “Let us make... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…Maker of heaven and earth…”

We are surrounded by idols. We are surrounded by things created by man’s hands which we look to in order to find comfort and peace for our soul. Tibetan prayer flags, Eastern Orthodox icons, Romans Catholic crucifixes and statues of Mary, statues of Buddha, the Quran... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “…in God the Father Almighty…”

God is not a mother. There are several places in Scripture where God is compared to a mother, but never does the Bible teach us that God is a mother. Instead, the universal testimony of Scripture is that God is a Father. And this is not because the Bible was written... read more

Apostles’ Creed: “I believe…”

[Tim asked if I would post this series of short lessons on the Apostles’ Creed which we’ve been teaching as part of our Sunday worship services at Christ Church Cincinnati.] Did you know that demons believe the Apostles’ Creed? That is to say, demons—Satan and his... read more

Man-Like Behavior

Recently, I was in a group of ministers discussing the question of what it means to be a man. We were shown a video about how the three scariest words a boy will hear in his life are ”Be a man.” The speaker explained that those three words are destructive. He went on... read more

Nehemiah: The Unpopularity of Zeal

Nehemiah’s zeal made people squirm, especially people who claimed to know God.

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Book Review: We Cannot Be Silent, by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Next up in my reviews of conservative evangelical books on homosexuality: We Cannot Be Silent by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (Thomas Nelson, 2015). We Cannot Be Silent is thorough (251 pages) but engaging. Mohler is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in... read more

Book Review: Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk, by Brad Hambrick

A couple weeks ago I reviewed Kevin DeYoung’s book What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? Next up on my reviews of recent conservative evangelical books on homosexuality is Do Ask, Do Tell, Let’s Talk: Why and How Christians Should Have Gay... read more

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