The Scripture, The Candidates, The Church and the Poor

Thursday is for Discipleship Yesterday, I posted a simple comment on Facebook about an observation I made of related to the Presidential debate. Two hours later I checked back in to see a comment stream between some of my more politically conservative friends and some (actually, one) of my more liberal friends. I’m not sure, … More The Scripture, The Candidates, The Church and the Poor

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Can the Editor’s Subject Headings of Our Bibles be Trusted?

Tuesday is for Preaching Sometimes we are led astray by the editors of our Bibles. Most of the headings are great and helpful and the editors mean well with their chapter headings and subtitles of sections but if you aren’t careful, you might get an idea set in your interpretive grid that leads you astray. … More Can the Editor’s Subject Headings of Our Bibles be Trusted?

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Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

Thursday is for Discipleship “Churches grow best not when they aim at church growth as much as when they serve the peace/shalom of the whole city.”[1] Why? Two reasons: one, it is the biblical model of ministry. Jesus, Paul and the early church all seemed to give significant attention to the poor and the downcast … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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