What is coram Deo?

Coram Deo is an ancient Christian phrase meaning, “before the face of God.” The idea behind this phrase is that everything we do should be done with an awareness that we are in God’s presence and that we are to live for His Glory.

The Scriptures call us to such a life, saying, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…” (Col. 3:23). We are not to live to please others; nor are we to live for self. Rather, we are to live in such a way that pleases God. Doing this requires living “before the face of God.”

The purpose of this blog…

… is to help Christians think, live, and serve their Lord with the one goal in mind: living before the face of God (living coram Deo).

You will find topics including theology, church history, evangelism, apologetics, discipleship, family ministry, and the pursuit of holiness. None of these disciplines or practices are intended as ends in themselves; instead, they are ways in which we can bring every aspect of our lives under the Lordship of Christ and live ever before His face.

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

– Philippians 2:13

He loves Thee too little, who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.

– Augustine of Hippo


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