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Holy Com-munion; I'm not a religious pundit, but do you have to confess before taking the bread n wine

 I’m not very religious, I do believe in a higher power. Today I was invited to a First Communion and I realized that my views have seriously changed. 323 more words

Fashion

The Gay One

My name is Andrew. I am 24. I am a Christian. And I am gay.

I hesitate to tell people this because the stigmas from both together create a sort of “religious illusion” that I operate under. 740 more words

Christianity

God’s Victories Look Like Defeats

In Suffering: According to the Pattern, we saw that Calvary is the pattern. And if we are God’s child He will deal with us according to the pattern. 976 more words

Christianity

Hermeneutical Christians Have The Bible Burning In Their Heart!

Since the Reformation, Protestant churches have looked to only one man to interpret Scripture during their Sunday morning worship service. This man has traditionally been called the pastor, the preacher, the parson, and/or the minister. 383 more words

Church

The Church Doesn't Have To Be Cool: Genuine Is Good Enough

Fifteen years ago I was involved in starting a new Lutheran church in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona. Under the guidance of the home mission board I was encouraged to consider successful models of contemporary and innovative churchmanship seen at Willow Creek, and Saddleback among others and see what could be adapted in our Lutheran context. 246 more words

Contemporary Christianity

The Enchanted Castle


Francis Danby, “The Enchanted Castle” (c. 1841)

When I first saw this painting, I was struck by the intensity of its vision, not simply the artist’s but the lingering figure of the woman by the reflecting pool. 491 more words

Christianity