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Tag Archives: theology
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
Did the Apostle Paul have Epilepsy?
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 5th grade, and have been taking anti-seizure drugs ever since. I continue to experience the peaks and valleys of having a chronic medical condition. Medication that works as a teenager may not … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged christianity, complex partials, epilepsy, grand mal, healing, Jesus, prayer, seizures, sickness, simple partials, suffering, the apostle paul, theology 2 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 God a Child Abuser?
The Bible teaches that Christ died as a substitute for sinners. God transferred our guilt to Christ, and he bore our punishment (Isaiah 53:6). This satisfied both the wrath and the righteousness of God (Romans 3:23-25), so that He could … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged atonement, Crucifixion, theology 3 Comments
Does God Get Angry?
Historic Christianity believes that Jesus satisfied God’s wrath against sinners on the cross. We find in Scripture (Rom. 3:21–25; Heb. 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10) that Jesus offered Himself as an atoning sacrifice, which removed our guilt and turned God’s … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged God, holiness, theology 8 Comments
Evangelism, or Niche Marketing?
In The( Magic) Kingdom of God, Michael Budde describes the transformation of capitalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Facing diminishing returns from mass-market production, capitalism shifted to new strategies to sustain the cycle of production and consumption. The … Continue reading
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Prison Entrepreneurship Program | PEP Home
Prison Entrepreneurship Program | PEP Home http://www.prison… One hundred thousand dollars in sales per week … 90% net margin … 90% repeat business … On an investment banking teaser, this company profile would have generated widespread interest among the investment … Continue reading
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Eikons and Marketing the Gospel
Apparently, being made in the image of God comes with a few limitations, especially if that image happens to be a bit cracked. Oh, yeah, don't forget that Eikon is the Greek translation of the Hebrew term for "image". If … Continue reading
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Let the atonement wars begin…?
Perhaps that this isn't the best way to introduce our next book discussion, especially when we have worked so hard to create a conversational atmosphere. But atonement is an appropriate Lenten topic, so let me explain. The conflict began in England a few … Continue reading
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