“Stress and Danger are Normal”

Saturday Musings Every day I hear stories of pastors or churches proving unfaithful in the task of proclaiming the truth once delivered to the saints (Jude 3). Denominations ordaining practicing homosexuals, a pastor running off with someone else’s wife or church funds. Some, I fear, where never believers in the first place. They convinced themselves … More “Stress and Danger are Normal”

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

Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City. This is a theme that is echoed in much of Jesus’ teaching. The beaten (think of parable of the Good Samaritan), the oppressed (think of the women who had suffered much at the hands of physicians), the poor (think of the widow’s mite), the despised (think … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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Choosing Christ over the Treasures of America

Wednesday is for Prayer “By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was … More Choosing Christ over the Treasures of America

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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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