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Tag Archives: church
Is This Guy Homeless?
To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless…1 Corinthians 4:11 Currently I am without transportation. I have 3 cars in working condition but I cannot drive them. … Continue reading
Posted in christianity Tagged christianity, church, community, epilepsy, homeless, homelessness, hunger, Jesus, justice, library, poverty, transportation 4 Comments
Is Ash Wednesday Biblical?
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1 I just received a bag of ashes in the … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, fasting, Old Testament Tagged Ash Wednesday, ashes, christianity, church, community, Gospel, judgment, mortality, Old Testament, prayer, reconciliation, religion, theology 1 Comment
Arguing Can Be Good For You!
“When Peter came to Antioch, I (Paul) had to oppose him to his face.” Galatians 2:11 Our recent election provided numerous opportunities for arguing. Many of these centered around the candidates themselves, while others took place at a philosophical level. … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, religion Tagged church, conflict resolution, forgiveness, holiness, marriage, sanctification 3 Comments
God’s Dysfunctional Families
“While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.” Genesis 4:8 It’s pretty easy to find biblical principles applying to marriage and family life. Ephesians 5-6 highlight sacrificial love, mutual submission, trust, respect and nurture as … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Jephthah, Old Testament, religion Tagged biblical teachings on family, cain and abel, christianity, church, community, dysfunctional families, family, love, marriage, Old Testament, religion 1 Comment
What Happens When God’s Messengers Challenge Authority?
“Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt.” Exodus 1:8 The story of Moses begins where the story of Joseph ends: in Egypt. There are some interesting parallels between the two: Both were unlikely … Continue reading
Posted in christianity, Old Testament Tagged christianity, church, Egypt, Joseph, Moses, Old Testament, Pharoah, prophet 1 Comment
Is the Church in Exile?
The people of God throughout biblical history have been a people of exile. Whether it was under the Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks or the Romans, Israel had to learn how to be a holy people in alien lands and under foreign … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Christendom, christianity, church, exile 1 Comment
Where do we get Altar Calls?
Every Sunday my childhood pastor would invite people to come forward, make a decision, repent, seek forgiveness, while the congregation sang a few rounds of Just as I Am. Many evangelical churches do the same thing. The Bible calls sinners … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged altar calls, christianity, church, Evangelism 5 Comments
Should Christians Ever Read the Quran?
“…as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring’.” – Acts 17:28 There is a contemporary praise song with these words that the Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians during his second missionary journey. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Apologetics, church, Evangelism, interfaith dialogue, Islam, Jesus, Paul in Athens, the Quran, theology, united methodist church 4 Comments
Is There an Alternative Vision to the Market-Oriented Church?
How do we resist the placement of religion in the private sphere and subvert the impulsive focus on the needs of the individual? What shapes our conversations about what the church is and should be – the Gospel, or the … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged church, ecclesiology, market economies, postmodernism, united methodist church 2 Comments