How Judgment Makes Us Hypocrites – Greg Boyd – ReKnew

The previous post addressed how the church is to be people of love not judgment, which means that the church is not called to be the moral guardian of the culture. What we often fail to see is the fact that when Christians assume the position of moral guardians, they earn the charge of hypocrisy. …

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Seminary Education—Myth and Reality – Faithlife TV [Video]

Truth doesn’t need permission. Questions are important—and allowed. Dr. Michael S. Heiser discusses uncomfortable questions with cohost Johnny Cisneros. — View on faithlifetv.com/media/369485 ______________________ Dr. Mike Heiser brings some very strong arguments for churches training faithful people for ministry in-house, instead of the broken system of Seminary. This message could not be more timely, in …

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Did Christ Call Us to be Moral Guardians? – Greg Boyd – ReKnew

Whenever Christians try to enforce their doctrines or morals on others, the result has usually been at least as bad as any non-Christian version of the kingdom of this world. Even more concerning, it’s been far more damaging to the kingdom of God than any other version of the kingdom of the world. There’s no …

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The Early Church and Military Service | Jesus Creed

...Tertullian, for instance, wrote an entire treatise forbidding military service among Christians (The Crown) and such sentiment is found throughout his other writings (On Idolatry). Origen too condemned military service whenever he addressed the subject. And Lactantius agreed: “A just man may not be a soldier” (Divine Institutes, 6.20). Now again, there were Christians in …

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How Puritanism explains Trump: Why the 17th century taught the US and UK different lessons | CT

US and UK Christians have drawn hugely different lessons from their common history. For many Christians in the UK, what is currently happening in the USA is, at best, puzzling and, at worst, looks like a betrayal of Christian principles. And one question keeps raising its head: Whatever do Christians of the so-called 'evangelical religious …

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