Category: Discipleship

Finding the holy in everyday life

Finding the holy in everyday life

Read this in 1 minFinding Holy in the Suburbs IVP – October 2018 – $16.00 How can we be holy when our lives are a mess? Those who journey through life without succumbing to the vices that are so easy to cultivate, do so because they have paid at least some attention to the ways that Jesus stepped into …

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A physical faith in a disembodied age

A physical faith in a disembodied age

Read this in 2 minsWe live in a disembodied age. Think about it. If you’re like me, most of your communication with others takes place by text or email. We may speak on the phone regularly, but many of us live miles from our closest friends and rarely have protracted face-to-face conversations. In fact, our common means of communication tend …

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Does studying economics make you selfish?

Does studying economics make you selfish?

Read this in 1 minA fascinating discussion took place on Morning Edition just a few moments ago. Shankar Vedantum shared the results of a recent study that tries to determine whether there is a connection between the classic economics ideal of “rational self-interest” and generosity. If you want to listed to it, go here. It turns out that listening …

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The Bible and America – Five Guiding Principles

The Bible and America – Five Guiding Principles

Read this in 2 minsAmerica is having problems with the Bible at the moment. Political liberals and conservatives seem to be cherry picking verses in order to justify their own assumptions. In just over a week there have been marches against the inauguration of Donald Trump, for the rights of women, for the sanctity of human life, and against …

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Come, let us reason together

Come, let us reason together

Read this in 4 minsIf we, as a denomination, are going to move forward then it is necessary that we have the integrity to name what we believe and to stop hiding behind ambiguous language. If you’re a universalist then be one, openly. If you believe in definite redemption–say so. Trust cannot exist where there is always some suspicion that we’re not telling the truth or that we’re playing games with our theology to suite the crowd we’re in front of.