"Peace, Peace..." Beyond Personal Peace to Kingdom Peace

Article by   July 2015
I worry about many of us evangelicals, including many of us in the Reformed tradition. I fear we have tended to reduce the Gospel to a promise of personal peace and we are often tempted to limit sanctification to psychological wellbeing. I believe this is one reason we are often ill equipped to think well about issues of social justice and relational disputes. We think they matter, but they are not actually essential to the Christian life. It is not necessarily that we hate the poor, don't care about racism or sexism, or are ignorant of other social pains. But we struggle to make the strong connection between those issues and living out the Christian faith. continue

The Instruction On Missions To The Church At Corinth

In Paul's letters to the Corinthian church he desired the believers to be enthusiastic about the expansion of the gospel. In Paul's time, Corinth was located in an ideal geographic location to spread the new faith. A vibrant and mission...
Posted July 6, 2015 @ 1:11 PM by Guest
TOPICS: missions

"Respect the Authorities": Summary Thoughts

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Posted July 4, 2015 @ 2:16 AM by Jeremy Walker

"Respect the Authorities": Scriptural Framework #5 ~ Our Heavenly Hope

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Posted July 3, 2015 @ 6:41 AM by Jeremy Walker

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True unity requires common identity. For Christians, that one unifying factor that binds is the body of Christ, the Church.The Church is a body that grows. Paul uses the term "body" to describe the unity of the Church. All...
Posted July 2, 2015 @ 5:02 PM by Robert Brady

The Origins of Children's Church (Or Not)

The fine team of scholars working around the clock at Lutheran Satire have unearthed footage detailing the late Victorian era origins of Children's Church.  If you're not already familiar with Lutheran Satire, you probably should stop whatever you're doing and...
Posted July 2, 2015 @ 12:00 PM by Aaron Denlinger

Public, Grievous Sins: The Good & The Bad

I find that there are two important biblical perspectives we ought to keep in mind when a Christian or Christians commit a grievous, public sin. These perspectives are sometimes lost, or at least fade into the background, when in fact...
Posted July 2, 2015 @ 11:46 AM by Mark Jones
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"Respect the Authorities": Scriptural Framework #4 ~ Respond Prayerfully

IntroductionA proper subjectionThe prayers of the saintsA godly lifeRespond Prayerfully So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all...
Posted July 2, 2015 @ 3:09 AM by Jeremy Walker

"Respect the Authorities": Scriptural Framework #3 ~ A Godly Life

IntroductionA proper subjectionThe prayers of the saints A Godly Life Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you...
Posted July 1, 2015 @ 2:58 AM by Jeremy Walker
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