Unity in the church?

What is unity? It’s not the same thing as conformity, that’s for sure. Gotanswers.org offered the following answer to the question “How can a church achieve a true, biblical unity?”: “The Bible underscores the importance of “unity” and “oneness.” Unity with others is “good” and “pleasant” (Psalm 133:1). Unity...
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Prayer for April 28, 2022

Prayer for April 28, 2022: Please pray with me. Holy one, we need encouragement. The world seems to be crazy. No wait, it is crazy. And that’s not counting the people who claim to be your followers who do and say the exact opposite of what you call on...
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A new model for Christian education?

Do you know the history of Christian education? It was the Church that launched many of the world’s famous universities. Learning and education and faith have gone hand in hand for a long time. I mean real learning and discovery. Christianity has historical figures who dedicated lives to science...
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Church decline?

I’ve read far too many articles over the years about the “decline of the church in America!” Yup, people are leaving their churches. There’s a great reshuffling going on within churches on top of that. It’s probably due to a variety of factors – a trend that has been...
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Critical Thinking is Dangerous

It’s a matter of who it is dangerous for that matters. The danger of critical thinking is this – you teach people to think (not what to think) and to question things. This usually leads to questioning the status quo and authority, rather them memorize the approved answer. This...
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War is destructive

War is always destructive. War always hurts the poor the most. War always benefits those that are privileged. War is always about creating enemies to be killed or defeated. War is always profitable to some. It doesn’t matter if we are talking about a war in a far off...
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Easter Sunday – “Fight Like Jesus” review

Easter. Many Christians will breathe a sigh of relief – they made it through Holy Week without dealing with the unpleasantness of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday. Regardless of you interaction with Holy Week, Easter is here. Here’s a vulnerable confession for a pastor to make. After...
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