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CENI – Having a Humble Hermeneutic

April 15th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Bible, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Hermeneutics

A hermeneutic is the way we go about making interpretations. In the case of biblical hermeneutics, it is the method we use to make sense of what we read in scripture. I grew up in some pretty conservative circles. In those circles, the goal of interpretation was a desire to know what God wanted us […]

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The Motivation Gap in Christianity

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Grace, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Sin, Thoughts

The track record on what we have used to motivate in the churches of Christ seems to shift to extremes at times. As with many other groups in Christianity the modus oporondi of the day decades back was guilt communicated through legalistic means. Feel guilty if you don’t come when the doors are open. Feel […]

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