Monthly Archives: February 2012

Christian Liberty Part I: Giving Others the Freedom to Be Different

Should Christians: Celebrate Christmas? Participate in Halloween? Go dancing? Drink alcoholic beverages? Get a body-piercing? Smoke? Play cards? Read Harry Potter? These types of question are what Romans 14:1 calls disputable matters or opinions. They are the secondary issues, the … Continue reading

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Three Essential Qualities of a Disciple

In Mark 3, the gospel writer speaks about the appointment of the twelve men whom Jesus set apart to be His apostles: And He went up to the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. … Continue reading

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Simple Devotion to Jesus

In my earlier years as a Christian, especially during and after seminary, I was a theology wonk. I loved to study theology and I loved even more to debate theology. However, the older I get, the less heart I have … Continue reading

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Body Building Part II: How the Church Does What it Does as the Body of Christ

In Body Building Part I we saw what the church does as the Body of Christ—it holds its confession, serves and works, and manifests spiritual gifts. But as important as what the church does as the Body of Christ is … Continue reading

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Body-Building Part I: What the Church Does as the Body of Christ

One quick glance at me would tell any seeing person that I am not a body builder. Through the years I have done some light weight lifting on and off and I did learn a few things. I learned that … Continue reading

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