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A Christian Hermeneutic: Until Christ Is Formed In You

Anyone can pick up a Bible, read it and quote it. But that doesn’t mean they’ll read it right and begin living the life the Bible points to, revealed to us by Jesus. 735 more words

Scripture

Steady Standing

“Stand firm in the LORD” – I Peter 5:9


Our market-driven culture has trained our hearts to be discontent, and most of us will spend our lives constantly trying to dream more, to do more, and to be more. 260 more words

Christian Living

Overcoming Racism: The Pursuit of Reconciliation

Like most others, I am saddened by the violent loss of human life. Whether it is the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile or the deaths of the five police officers, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa, there are now seven different families that are grieving the loss of someone they loved.  549 more words

Kingdom Of God

The Gospel According To Us

“Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary use words.” This famous quote is often attributed to the twelfth century Catholic Friar, St. Francis of Assisi, though as far as we know he never actually made such a statement. 1,573 more words

Scripture

Visions, Churches, and Conversion

When it comes to the book of Acts, a lot of attention has been given to the so-called conversion stories. There are good reasons for this, as these conversion stories not only give us an account of the gospel being preached to unbelievers but also how people responded to the gospel message. 1,140 more words

Scripture

Christians... What's Next?

It was during the mid-afternoon this past Sunday when I heard the horrific news of yet another mass-shooting taking place in Orlando. Fifty people who bear the same image of God that you and I bear are now dead, with many others wounded and traumatized. 721 more words

Kingdom Of God

HILLSONG NY AND THE NAKED COWBOY!?

The BIG News for those who follow contemporary mega-churches such as Sydney Australia’s Hillsong is Hillsong New York City’s Women’s Color Conference. Now, “For those unfamiliar with the global church network, Hillsong Church began in Australia in 1983 and quickly grew into a multi-site church. 381 more words