Learning from the Failures of Science

The following is from Kairos Journal.  This tragic story raises some simple questions for me: What “scientific conclusions” might our generation be equally embarrassed about in the future? What issues in our time is the Church, late to the game in standing up for justice? Will we learn anything from history? The article is below: … More Learning from the Failures of Science

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Evaluating “empire”; Doctrine; The Origins Debate; Purity Rings and Wisdom; Jim Wallis Jumps the Shark;

Weekend Links Busy packing day so this will be quick. Some good links below. Remember, a link is not an endorsement, just a stimulating or helpful perspective. Thinking Better about New Testament Studies Evaluating “Empire” in Current New Testament Studies (Reading the NT as rhetoric against Roman Empire has become a popular concept in ana-baptist … More Evaluating “empire”; Doctrine; The Origins Debate; Purity Rings and Wisdom; Jim Wallis Jumps the Shark;

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Learning to Endure in an Emotionally Fragile World

Wednesday is for Prayer “In April 1831, Charles Simeon was seventy-one years old. He had been the pastor of Trinity Church in Cambridge, England, for forty-nine years. One afternoon his friend Joseph Gurney asked him how he had surmounted persecution and outlasted all the great prejudice against him in his many years of ministry. He … More Learning to Endure in an Emotionally Fragile World

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Worthless Preaching and Preachers Who Preach without Worth

Tuesday is for Preaching The devil will let a man prepare a sermon if that will keep him from preparing himself. —Vance Havner Men, it is too easy, to fall for the trap of the evil one. He is a liar, the father of lies, a  deceiver from the beginning, a defiler and confuser of the … More Worthless Preaching and Preachers Who Preach without Worth

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Conquering Pride by Refusing to Work in Our Own Strength

Tuesday Afternoon Musings “The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.” ― Søren Kierkegaard We are often so saturated with the spirit of the age, the desire to be noticed, … More Conquering Pride by Refusing to Work in Our Own Strength

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The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

From Part 4 The settler doesn’t always enjoy the company of the sojourner. They threaten his security. Their past lives frighten him and make him uncomfortable. Their tattoos and piercings and hair color and clothing and dysfunctional pasts are messy and unfamiliar. And the radical nature of their fervor for Christ, their willingness to live … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers

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