A Real Sense of Community

Community

by A few days ago I read a story about a man with 100,000 Twitter followers who took his own life. I know nothing about his history or the reasons behind the suicide. But I am struck by sadness that none of the 100,000 “friends” was close enough to prevent this tragedy. I often hear […]

The Ministry of Reconciliation – We Can Do Better

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by 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17–18 NASB) Having grown up in the church, […]

Balancing Bible Study and Prayer: An Illustration from Star Trek

Prayer

Christian are to be balanced in their pursuit of Bible study and prayer. Two characters from Star Trek illustrate the imbalance of these two.

The Storm Before The Calm: Why Utopias Fail

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The Bible predicts that things will get worse before they get better hence the title The Storm Before the Calm. We should not be surprised at the increasing political, social and moral chaos. Yet in the end, we know that every knee will bow to Jesus Christ as we are reminded by the Apostle Paul.

You shall know them by their . . . excess?

by The following tweet links to an article that describes some church leaders living in excess. I’m saddened by what I read. [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/mhmcintyre/status/106318214685925378"] I am reminded of something I read about John Stott a while ago. He said that he wanted to live a lifestyle that would not cause the richest person in his […]

They don’t even know how to blush – responding to a lack of shame

by A recent ruling in Indiana held that sexually graphic pictures posted by school girls on Facebook are considered constitutionally protected speech. As a result, their school could not submit them to discipline for the photos. The case was decided in court because the ACLU represented the girls to appeal the discipline that he school […]