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Can We Keep It?

We emphasize the continuity between the Old and New Testaments. This is exactly backwards from what the Reformation did. Reformed theology is the basis for Dispensationalism, that heretical belief that the only proper understanding of God’s hand in human history … Continue reading

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No April Fooling

What defines a cult? It’s ironic that the definition itself offered by Christianity Today magazine has elements of a cult in the list. It’s very defensive of mainstream Christian religion. A more balanced approach is offered here and it cites … Continue reading

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Silence Is Sin

Over the past few weeks I’ve tried to establish in our minds a fundamental truth: What happens in this world really doesn’t matter in the ultimate sense. What matters is our commitment. Your heart-led conviction will lead to specific choices … Continue reading

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Covenant Book: Epilogue

There is one practical matter that needs a little attention. The New Testament lays out the qualifications of pastors. This is the moral and spiritual leader, the preacher and ceremonial guide we associate with priesthood. This is the “hired gun” … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift

We’ll suspend the book for one day while I offer this Christmas present. I wish I had to the words for it. This is a vision; not the kind that appear before you, but the kind that grows organically from … Continue reading

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Bigger Than All of Us

This is a work in progress. I’m trying to gather together some threads that have pulled out of the fabric; at the same time, I’m trying to untangle some others. A good rug under your feet can turn shifting sands … Continue reading

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Networking Elder

This business of eldercraft could use a little more declaration. As always, the biggest problem is the mountain of sludge that is our Western culture. And it’s worst of all here in the US. I’ve lived in other parts of … Continue reading

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