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How to Have a Christ-like Response to Homosexuality

July 30th, 2013 · 8 Comments · Christianity, Church

There were two really well written articles on Christians and Homosexuality that were posted yesterday. The first is by Bobby Ross at the Christian Chronicle. His article, “Homosexuality and the Church” highlighted a lot of churches that are giving attention to this issue and engaging in discussion on how Christians should view this from a […]

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What Exactly Did Dan Cathy Say to Land Chic fil a in Hot Water?

August 1st, 2012 · 39 Comments · Christianity, Culture, Religion

Here is the quote from his interview with Baptist Press Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position. “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led […]

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Conversation on President Obama, Gay Marriage and Christianity (Part 3)

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Culture, Politics, Religion

This is the third and final part. I would love to hear your thoughts after reading all three. Matt: Christianity struggles with extremes. There have been voices that have said Christians should have everything to do with politics and other voices who say Christians should have nothing to do with politics. Is there a healthy […]

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Conversation on President Obama, Gay Marriage and Christianity (Part 2)

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Culture, Faith, Politics, Religion

Matt: Great thoughts. I had thought about Rex’s posts as well when you mentioned the culture war. Part of our problem is that so many of us have nothing better to do for the kingdom than rail against stuff like this. If we were as actively engaged in kingdom work as Paul was we might […]

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Conversation On President Obama, Gay Marriage and Christianity (Part 1)

May 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Politics, Religion

A good friend of mine, Philip Cunningham, asked me if we could dialog a bit on our perspective on the news that Obama was going on the record about endorsing gay marriage. We thought it might be refreshing to have a healthy and productive conversation on the web instead of all the trashing people do […]

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Win the Culture War, Lose the Soul – Who Gives the Labels?

May 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Culture, denominations, Preaching, Religion

In the Intrusive Word, Willimon tells the story of Duke Chapel holding a panel discussion on “The Church and Homosexuality” where a student came up to him after the discussion, told him he was a “baptized Episcopalian” and asked why there weren’t any homosexuals on the panel. Willimon asked him why that would matter. His […]

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Win the Culture War, Lose the Soul – Intellectual Agreement or Actual Conversion?

May 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Culture, Politics, Religion

In the first chapter of Will Willimon’s book The Intrusive Word: Preaching to the Unbaptized, Willimon makes the case that too much of our preaching has not relied on the power of the Gospel to not just hear and agree with what is being said but to be converted by the message. The reason people have a […]

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Win the Culture War, Lose the Soul

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Christianity, Culture, Politics

I hear this a lot these days. Christians are fighting the wrong fight. They saw we have gotten distracted and missed the point. We have engaged the wrong “enemy” with the wrong tactics. They say we might just win the culture war but at the expense of winning many souls to Christ.  Rachel Evans recently […]

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Mark Adams Weighs in On “How Can Churches Move Forward on the Gay Issue?”

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Christianity

It has been a while since I have highlighted other blogs. That is mainly because I don’t really have much time on my hands to read things outside of what is related to my ministry right now. I do want to mention an article over at Mark’s blog about how churches are to move forward […]

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The Sin of Sodom at the Desiring God Blog

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Christianity, Ezekiel, Old Testament, Religion

An interesting take on the sin of Sodom over at Desiring God. This one is by Tyler Kenney. The Sin of Sodom. Here is an excerpt, There’s a warning in this for us: We must beware in our opposition to sexual immorality that we do not merely take on a different expression of the same […]

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