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Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

Breaking Glass Steeples: The Role of Women in Ministry & Society

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The amount of paper (or perhaps keystrokes) dedicated to the issue of the role of women in Church and society is incalculable. By now it seems like everything that can and should be said about the issue has been discussed, debated, and discussed some more. No doubt this begs the question, do we really need another article addressing this topic? Yes. Why? Because ...

The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

The Bible is NOT the Word of God (Part 3)

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Part One of this series Part Two of this series Sometimes I wonder if we really believe in the Holy Spirit. We certainly acknowledge the existence of the Holy Spirit in our creeds and confessions. We talk about the Holy Spirit in church and in theology classes. We even grant the Holy Spirit its own day – Pentecost Sunday. But still, sometimes ...

Why Progressive Christians should distance themselves from John Shelby Spong’s 12 Theses

Why Progressive Christians should distance themselves from John Shelby Spong’s 12 Theses

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UPDATE (12/31/15): I would like to take a moment and thank those who provided me with "constructive" criticism related to the title of this article. I have changed the title to reflect the content of the article more accurately.    Although I dislike religious labels, if people ask, I refer to myself as a progressive Christian. When I use the word “progressive”, ...

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

THEY STILL SPEAK: The Prophets of Our Generation

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I’m not into the whole “end times” theological debates. I figure when it happens, it will happen. My time is better served by ministering the gospel than calculating mysterious dates and parsing phrases that unlock secret codes. I’m also not what you would call “charismatic”. By that I mean I don’t speak in tongues or practice any of the “spirit-filled” gifts. ...

Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the hands of an Angry God

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I mourn for Paris. I mourn for the Church. Just as the recent attacks in Paris provoke a deep mourning for France and many around the world, so too do they provoke within me a deep mourning for the Church. It seems that in today’s age of political evangelical Christianity when there is a humanitarian crisis (especially if it involves terrorism) ...

Why many of us read the Bible incorrectly – even those who should know better

Why many of us read the Bible incorrectly – even those who should know better

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For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. We have all heard someone say “I interpret the Bible literally”. What many people mean by this is that they read the Bible propositionally. However, reading some ...

Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

Progressive Christianity: a guide for lost evangelicals

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I recently read an article which caricatured “Millennials” as cultural capitulators with no theological/philosophical backbone. Certainly, this type of caricature is nothing new. Throughout my tenure within evangelicalism, I can remember a number of Christian expletives that were often used to delineate friend from foe. There are five that come to mind right away: liberal, new age, postmodern, emergent, and ...

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

A Letter to Evangelicals Regarding Homosexuality

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I make only one request. Please read this post in its entirety before making comments. ******** I thank God for all of you. You have been faithful in spreading God’s message throughout the world. Moreover, you have not been bashful about the nature of Christ from His miraculous birth to His bodily resurrection. In fact, you understand better than anyone through how you practice ...

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

Evil, Suffering and the Problem of Pain

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This article is based upon a readers request. If you are interested in requesting a topic, you can do so HERE. *********** The problem of evil, suffering, and pain are those topics which are commonly used in philosophical arguments against the existence of God. However, there are also practical concerns when it comes to the problem of evil as well. I am ...

The Almost Christian Discovered

The Almost Christian Discovered

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This message was delivered to the fine folks at Papio Creek Church on Sunday May 31st 2015. Description This messages consists of two parts. PART ONE: What does it mean to call oneself a "Christian" in today's culture. We have been told by our predecessors a version of Christianity that is untrue. We have taken this untrue story to the nations under the ...