Good morning. Rishi Sunak has brought back Covid travel rules for the first time since all restrictions were lifted in February, with travellers from China required to have negative Covid tests. Meanwhile, four of the Lionesses who won England’s first international football trophy since 1966 have received New Year Honours for their services to football,Continue reading “The Telegraph Frontpage for the last day of 2022”
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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.”
The Church Is Not Meant to Be an Institution
Jesus came not to lay down the law, but to fulfill it through love. He came to call everyone unto himself, freeing them from their heavy burdens of hatred and sin. If we truly reflect Jesus to our neighbors, they will experience his grace and peace. We can invite them to join us in spreading those gifts. That kind of freedom is far more powerful than any actions a regulated set of beliefs could enforce.
Growing up and moving on from fundamentalist roots #2
Many people their experience of religion is simply a quest for social order, group cohesion, and personal belonging,
After 2,000 UK Church Buildings Close, New Church Plants Get Creative
The decline in church attendance has become a fact in all capitalist countries.
Welcome to Abomination Church!
Originally posted on PastorJDO3:
Welcome to Abomination Church! Here, We are a MESS! In this day, we have churches popping up on every street corner. We have some of the most creative and attractive names, captivating slogans, missions statements, logos and the like. It’s marketing at its best. Communicating righteousness, holiness, godliness, community, evangelism and service under…
Not created to be on our own
When God created the earth and placed human beings on this planet, His intentions were that they would multiply and live peacefully together. It was not in God’s Plan that we all would live as individuals in our own little cocoon or bubble, isolated from the rest of the world. 2020 was a year whereContinue reading “Not created to be on our own”
Offering words of hope
Today lots of people clinch to social media to find a virtual world which seems better than the world they encounter in real life. Lots of people create themselves their own virtual world, with their virtual friends, but are missing the real-life contacts which build real friendships. Churches have become empty and people disinterested inContinue reading “Offering words of hope”
Pastoral discipline and dissent from papal teaching
Controversial Pope + Catholics attacking their own so called infallible pope continued Normally the Roman Catholic Church requires assent to all her teaching, whether that teaching comes from the universal episcopate of all the bishops or from the head of the bishops, the Pope, the Bishop of Rome. With regard to papal teaching, the CatholicsContinue reading “Pastoral discipline and dissent from papal teaching”
Can a state create a church
Normally one would think a state can not create a church, but in Ukraine this year, the country may see the formation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) headed by a self-proclaimed leader named Patriach Filaret Denisenko becoming to be accepted by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) whoContinue reading “Can a state create a church”