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March 23, 2008

A Lesson from ER

I stopped watching ER more years ago than I can remember. However, this scene from a reason episode has a lesson worth considering....
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January 29, 2007

Where there is suffering ...

... there is hope. Mark Pickup has written a moving article on suffering that begins and ends with the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. click here...
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November 4, 2006

Ted Haggard Dismissed by his Church

The independent board acted quickly:In the wake of accusations by a former male escort that the Rev. Ted Haggard had a three-year sexual relationship with him, an independent oversight board at Mr. Haggard’s New Life Church found that he had “committed sexually immoral conduct” on Saturday and dismissed him as...
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November 3, 2006

Haggard and Evangelical Pragmatism - Updated

Update: Rev. Ted Haggard was dismissed Saturday from his church after a board determined the influential evangelist had committed "sexually immoral conduct." "Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct," the independent board said in a statement. The determination...
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Haggard and Evangelical Hypocrisy

In the national media spotlight few scandals attract more prurient interest than that of a popular evangelical who is alleged to have committed immorality of shocking proportions. Such is the case of Ted Haggard, senior pastor at a 14,000-member megachurch in Colorado Springs, Colo., and president (until yesterday) of...
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October 7, 2006

False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel

The title of this post, a statement made by J. Gresham Machen, is quoted along with many other notable writers in this post by Theologica on the anti-intellectualism of the evangelical mind. I'm struck by the appeal to spiritualism that forms the basis for the modern (evangelical) Christian's drive away...
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June 15, 2006

Christian music is in the middle of a quiet collapse ...

Rob Moll writes about the trend:... I was perplexed when friends at my Christian college, knowing my musical tastes, would introduce me to "cool" Christian bands struggling to make it in the mainstream music industry or to break out of the Christian biz. These groups would say, "We're Christians, but...
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October 20, 2005

On Being a Christian

Being a Christian is more than identifying yourself with a particular religion or affirming a certain value system. Being a Christian means you have embraced what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation. Consider the following truth found in Scripture. - La Shawn Barber [also, see Adrian Warnock's note]...
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April 13, 2005

Outside of those Sunday Morning Walls

And I can't help but wonder what would happen if we all, if I, who claim Jesus Christ as Lord of All, stepped away from the labels of our chosen denominations and just began our journey for ourselves. I am not talking about abandoning our churches, I am talking about...
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March 16, 2005

Christian Carnival March 16, 2005

The latest Christian Carnival is online here....
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February 1, 2005

The Latest Christian Carnival is Up

Thanks to Dory at Wittenberg Gate....
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