About Joseph J. Holland Jr.

I'm Hallie's husband, my boys' daddy, and a church planter in Culpeper, VA.

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Joseph shared from Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, The (A Theology of Lordship) by John M. Frame
    To determine if someone knows God, we do not merely give him a written exam; we examine his life.
    Note: True obedience to God and true knowledge of God are mutually reinforcing.
  • Joseph shared from The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything by Fred Sanders
    The Trinity is lurking in the gospel,
  • Joseph shared from Community (Foreword by Mark Driscoll): Taking Your Small Group off Life Support (Re:Lit) by Brad House
    If the group you call your community does not regularly point you to Jesus and remind you of his grace and mercy in your life, then it is not a gospel-centered community group. We are a people in awe of what Jesus has done and we worship him accordingly.
    Note: What a community group is about.
  • Joseph shared from Community (Foreword by Mark Driscoll): Taking Your Small Group off Life Support (Re:Lit) by Brad House
    We expect very little from the disciples of Jesus in our body. When someone is depressed, we send them to a church counselor. When our children need to learn about Jesus, we send them to Sunday school. When someone wants to grow in Christ, we sign him or her up for a mentor program. When I cannot pay my rent, I submit a benevolence request. If I want someone to hear the gospel, I invite them to Sunday service. You get where I am going. We have so programmed the church to function as a well-oiled machine that we leave no room for Christians to be Christians. Are not these the functions of the church,...
    Note: We expect very little from the disciples of Jesus in our body...
(Culpeper, VA)
Joseph J. Holland Jr.