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How to Church Shop Like the First Christians

Watching a service may be great, but it isn’t really church. A healthy local church should see themselves as “a disparate and dishevelled group of very ordinary people, crying out to God … who fall at the feet of Christ and are filled with his presence, who become infectious agents of the kingdom in the world.”

American fundamentalists win

When we look at what is going on in the United States of America, it looks like the American fundamentalists are winning.

Not to tell people that God loves them

Dan Foster often looks at social media, trawling through Twitter looking for blog post ideas, but now and again, he finds a Tweet that leaves him breathless with righteous indignation. This is one of those Tweets: From this, we should believe that according to Pastor Gabriel Hughes on Twitter, we ought to save our breath,Continue reading “Not to tell people that God loves them”

Random Thoughts 3/15/2022 by Ray Barbier and Marcus Ampe

Originally posted on One Lifetime Blog:
Photo by Artu016bras Kokorevas on Pexels.com One must be awed, amazed and just plain overwhelmed by the courage, strength, fearlessness, and determination of the Ukrainian people. They are in a war/conflict where they are outnumbered, outgunned, and for most people would be considered dire or hopeless. To them, there…

Why I’m Here

Originally posted on In the Thicket:
The SBC is in crisis. That’s not hyperbole, that’s not being overdramatic, that is fact. The denomination is facing it’s biggest threat ever, bigger than the conservative resurgence of the 80s. It needs prayer. Since my last post, two letters written by Russell Moore were leaked detailing his investigation…

Are we shambling into WWIII?

Originally posted on ShamblingApocalypse.com:
World War I started with the assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand by Serbian extremists. This shows that even in the beginning of the 20th century the world was so interconnected that an assassination in Bosnia could lead to a world war. Of course this happened because there was great tension…

Gradual decline by American Christians

When we see documentaries about the North American people we get a picture that they are ‘very religious’. Christianity, which was once shared by a majority of Americans, has seen a gradual decline as fewer people hold to the core tenets of the faith. The latest research by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona ChristianContinue reading “Gradual decline by American Christians”

Explosive growth of Christianity in Iran

Violence in the name of Islam has caused widespread disillusionment with the regime and has led many Iranians to question their beliefs. Multiple reports indicate that even children of political and spiritual leaders are leaving Islam for Christianity. Already more than 20 years Christadelphians provide literature in Farsi and make huge efforts to communicate andContinue reading “Explosive growth of Christianity in Iran”

When having taken a new direction in life, having become a Christian

English: Folio 18 recto, beginning of the Epistle to Thessalonians, decorated headpiece (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the apostle Paul wrote to the churches at Colossa and Thessalonica he felt united with God the Father and the Lord Jeshua Christ. He knew that in the presence of our God and Father, we never had to forgetContinue reading “When having taken a new direction in life, having become a Christian”

Ability

Latin A (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Today I’ll start going over some words of importance to come to an understanding of the Word of God. The first word is \”ability\” without one is nothing. Without ability there is no being, because to be a being there has to be the ability to be or to beContinue reading “Ability”