Churches can be so enamored with numerical growth that the focus is on quantity and quality suffers. Heed the warning of Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:10-15.
If evolution is true on what basis do we blame others? Where does the need to blame come from? This post is part 2 of a 2 part series.
If evolution is true on what basis do we blame others? Where does the need to blame come from? This post is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Too often, it is a caricature of Christianity that is rejected. I suspect that this is the case as I react to an article in the Huffington Post Religion section. This is a call to make an informed choice.
Contemplative prayer has become a hot topic. My concern is that by applying labels and generalities we miss an opportunity to learn and grow. The danger is that we throw out the wheat along with the chaff.
We all have had to deal with difficult people at one time or another. In the midst of the difficulty we are called to love the difficult person. We need to interact with that person with both grace and truth. Jesus is our example on how to maintain this balance.
The culture surrounding the church is no longer supportive of her mission. As a result, we need to train members to defend their faith. We especially need to equip the youth in the church to understand what they believe and why they should believe it. We, as the church, have the truth of Jesus Christ. If it is the truth, it will be able to stand up in the marketplace of ideas.
There have always been human parasites. God hates injustice and the church needs to know that parasites gather around political power.
This morning I read an article entitled Christianity’s Image Problem which prompted some thoughts. Because we live out the Christian life imperfectly, we give non-believers plenty of opportunities to criticize our hypocrisy. Matt Appling, the author of the article, brings this out in his post. Christianity has an image problem because of Christians. This is […]
Some thoughts on what it was like to be one of Jesus’ siblings. Imagine being compared to that perfect older brother all the time.