Matthew 25:31-46 contains words that are often used to support general works of charity. In this parable, the King is quoted as saying, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” So, the argument goes, when you feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and visit prisoners, you are doing good towards Christ himself. 105 more words
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The first day or so into my residency I heard my supervisor utter from the corner a response that I scribbled into my calendar. I swipe quotes from people like free gifts, and his words were a little gift to me–a gift I’ve looked at and played with ever since. 623 more words
I think one of the most difficult things about church planting is how fragile it all sometimes seems in the beginning.
You are working and working and working and sometimes it seems like it is going to succeed and other times it looks like it is going to fail and there are times where you just wish you could know. 938 more words
I was talking with one of my friends about the state of Christianity in Africa.
He was saying, unfortunately, to him it seems like many people seem to think they are Christians because they have stopped going to Sangomas and they say the name of Jesus alot, especially when they are in trouble. 881 more words