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In the World But Not of the World: Ideologies Do Not Rule Us

(Picture sourced from here Because the Church and State are two separate entities and serve two different functions — the State serving to keep justice in the land, the Church serving to love others sacrificially — Christians can hold different political / economical opinions and yet still work together in the same Kingdom, because the …

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Group Tonight: Evangelism, Love and Judgement

For our life group tonight we’ll be watching two videos related to evangelism, love and judgement. The first will be Rob Bell in one of his Nooma videos entitled “Bullhorn Guy”. Here’s the video: [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-825273137571541112&hl=en#] The second will be Todd Friel’s response to the video: [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6109615970976323249#] We’ll be discussing the various points raised by both …

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Elitist Mentality

(Picture from here) I’ve begun to despise the elitist mentality more and more. What I mean by this is not so much when someone says, “my theology is right” but moreso when someone says, “we’re special and you’re not.” An example might serve my purposes here. As you can see in this article, one man …

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The Christianity of Principles, Keys and Formulas vs the Christianity of Jesus Christ

The diagram above is not what Christianity is actually about, yet so many treat it that way. I’ve spent years trying to unlearn much of what I learned about Christianity in my earlier years, because much of what I learned was about principles and formulas. Let me use a quote to drive home my point: …

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