Andy Stanley: Jesus Ended the Old Covenant Once and for All | Christianity Today

Jesus Christ has ended the old covenant once and for all, with all the Old Testament practices, promises, and expectations. We need to stop mixing the old with the new, because God has given us something better in Jesus Christ and his new command. — Read on http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/october-web-only/andy-stanley-irresistible-response-to-foster.html

The Institutional Church’s Existential Problem of Subjectivity

The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord. So goes the old hymn. But, is that entirely true? Does the organized, hierarchical, religious institution, called “the Church,” have only one foundation? Many debate where tradition enters into that matter. Whereas this blog site previously has posted commentary on the Council of Nicaea and other …

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Genesis 2: No Permanent or Fixed Gender Roles

“Despite what some may suggest, there is no mention of permanent or fixed gender roles in Genesis 2. And nothing in Genesis 2 or 3 implies that the woman continues to be primarily identified or defined as Adam’s helper. ” https://t.co/cqffd9Bnk4— Julie Anne (@DefendTheSheep) October 19, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How some organized religion leads to mental health problems

At age sixteen I began what would be a four-year struggle with bulimia.  When the symptoms started, I turned in desperation to adults who knew more than I did about how to stop shameful behavior—my Bible study leader and a visiting youth minister.  “If you ask anything in faith, believing,” they said.  “It will be …

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Hodge-Podge with Flow

On the Bible I recognize serious errors and outright untruths are in the Bible. I do not look to the Bible, or at the Bible, as I once did, with blind certainty that its every word is without error on the surface level. Nor do I believe it is authoritative (in the “face value” sense) …

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