(724) 443-7040


4030 Bakerstown Rd

Gibsonia, PA 15044

Bakerstown Alliance is a church with a rich history and an even more exciting future.  We seek to join with centuries of Christians who have committed themselves to a life of bringing glory to God and delighting in Christ.  We believe that Jesus actually walked the earth, died on the cross and rose from the dead to initiate a relationship with us individually and as a community.  Jesus was not merely an historical figure--he lives today and continues to lead and feed His people.  


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May 23, 2019

In my last post, I made the argument that our Christian lives are not our own.  The Bible calls us to live a life called out from the world together.  I fear that an over-emphasis on personal spiritual disciplines has led us to believe that our faith is merely that--pe...

May 22, 2019

Our church has benefited from a wave of writings on personal spiritual disciplines.  Authors such as Dallas Howard and Richard Foster have helped bring our need for a personal connection to God into relief.  However, I fear that the wave has unintentionally eroded our...

May 8, 2019

Like most people, I rarely find time to read the pleasurable titles on my book list. However, last week I was thrilled to complete a collection of C.S. Lewis's journalistic essays. The collection begins with Lewis's reflection on Medieval chivalry and the "double deman...

May 1, 2019

It has become fashionable in Christianity to extol the virtues of "simple faith."  The simplicity of our faith is a wonder among the claims of the world's religions--there are no "five pillars" or "eight noble truths" which lay claim on the life of the Christian.  When...

April 24, 2019

It is hard to sit silent when you feel you are misrepresented.  Reading some of the coverage concerning the Sri Lanka bombings was, at times, a frustrating exercise in misrepresentation.  Some of the coverage focused on the harm done to the small Muslim community in Sr...

April 17, 2019

We live in a world overflowing with information and yet so hungry for understanding.  The stories that each culture tells its children to teach them about life have been exposed as fictional stories--many of them are.  But in our zeal for modern standards of accuracy,...

April 10, 2019

C.S. Lewis stated in his Introduction to Athanasius's On the Incarnation: "Every age has its own outlook.  It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes."  For all the great things American culture may have achieved, there...

January 26, 2018

Sermons are the standard--fairly or not--by which congregations judge pastors.  It is the one time during the week where the whole church community gathers expectantly.  What makes sermons difficult is that everyone who enters the sanctuary expects something different....

December 5, 2017

I am well aware of the irony of following up a call to "historic" Christianity with reflections on our new website.  However, highlighting our new website may be the perfect way to illustrate the relationship between our historic faith and our contemporary culture.  Af...

October 16, 2017

 “Newer is better” is the drumbeat that drives America.  We have built an economic juggernaut on the assumption that a 10-year-old car, a four-year-old computer, or 2-year-old cell phone is unacceptable.  Innovation, progress, novelty—these ingredients are not the meat...

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