Monday, April 29, 2013

Planned Revivals & Unscheduled Grace

How arrogant we humans are! So often are we caught up in our expectations and schedules that we miss what's right in front of us. In Part 2 of Scheduled Miracles & Other Madness, we continue to look at things the modern church does that conflict with God's ways out of our good intentions and desire to see His glory on Earth rather than open rebellion. We also seek to find the Lord where He actually resides.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Scheduled Miracles & Other Madness

In what turned out to be part one of a series, we look at some of the bad (and mostly unScriptural) habits the church has fallen into. If the truth be told, some of these have really been bothering me for a while and, if I read some blogs correctly, I'm not alone. Some of these are specific to certain movements within the church but a lot of them apply to everyone.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Culturally or Biblically Relevant?

Is it possible to be culturally relevant and still be true to the Word of God? That question has been debated for a very long time. Some fall to one side and some to another. How did Paul handle this situation? For that matter, how did Jesus?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When The Well Is Dry

What happens when the well is dry? Perhaps the better question, how does the well go dry in the first place?

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Render Unto Caesar

It's Tax Day! Midnight tonight is when all that fun and exciting paperwork has to be turned in to our wonderful government! Wheee! Okay, maybe this isn't everyone's favorite day of the year but it is important. Many of us struggle with paying our taxes for a variety of reasons from disagreeing with how much we pay to taking issue with what the government spends the money on. Some have even gone so far as to say that Christian's shouldn't pay taxes to what they call a corrupt government. What does Scripture say? Does it make allowances for the kind of government we have?

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dealing With Mental Illness

(From The Foundations Archive) Mental illness impacts more people than most of us ever realize. It creates a lot of interesting issues for the Church of Jesus Christ including debates as to its spiritual nature. How do we handle something we don't often want to even talk about? What can we do to overcome the stigma?

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Outrage to Action

There will always be things that happen in this world that will outrage us. Anger can be a strong motivator. Politicians on both sides of the political debate count on it. When our goal is participating in what God is doing to build His Kingdom, is anger what we  need? Can it be counter productive? What is the root of right action in the face of depravity and sin?

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Oversexed and Underage

Victoria's Secret has the worst idea in the history of the company and you will hate it. Universities and colleges are in the act too. There are times that when the world acting like the world happens in ways that even the unchurched wind up shocked and scratching their heads. Our role is more important than ever.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Upside-Down Love

According to the Beatles, "Love is all you need." The question is, what is love? After several incidents this week that have sparked brought this issue to a head for me, I couldn't help but discuss it with you.  I've seen love turned on its head, upside-down if you will, but that's not what we really need.

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