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Attempts at Honesty Christian Blog - Reflections on the interplay of the Bible and Culture by In a previous post, I outlined the problem of division in the church. Today I seek to discuss the reasons why it takes place. Causes of Division I can think of four reasons why church leaders cause division over non-essentials: Pride Misunderstanding Insecurity and Idolatry Pride It is all too common to find those who feel superior to those who do not»
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Attempts at Honesty Christian Blog - Reflections on the interplay of the Bible and Culture I’ve been thinking about my post of 5 days ago regarding division in the church and feel the need to clarify something. Unity in the church does not equate to uniformity. We should not all look the same inside the church because the people in the culture around us are not all the same. Within the bounds of correct belief and practice is the opportunity fo»
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Leading is a challenge. Leading in the midst of division is all the more so. But I’m confident that it can be done. As our nation begins to settle into the reality of last night’s election, and the direction of our country for the next four years, there are some things that I hope our elected officials might consider — and that we, as ministry leaders, might model — as we seek to move forward for the betterment of those that we have been»
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Luke 12:49-53 (NKJV) reads: “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother»
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It amazes me how many different denominations of the church there are. I’m not so much amazed by the differences in “this doctrine or that” nor “this practice or that” because for the majority the core parts of the bible are prevalent in most denominations. However, I have found, especially in the “missionary world”, the number one defining characteristic is “to what church we belong.” It cracks me up but saddens me at the same»
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Today is Pardon Day. It’s the anniversary of the day President Gerald Ford pardoned former President Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed while in office. Ford later explained he wanted to end the national divisions created by...
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Word Entertainment, Warner Music Group’s Christian music division, has received 47 nominations across the 42 categories for all of its six business units, including the label, publishing, booking, films, church resources and distribution for this year’s 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards.   for KING & COUNTRY and Switchfoot led the pack with four nods each. for KING & COUNTRY are […] The post Word»
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the kayakerbuoys on the ocean            stillreduced by distance to torso shoulders headpaddle slides up dips low            left rightmoves            left rightleft rightbut does that figure glide             towards             or away?And how can both coming and leaving look the samewe discover the truth in timebut for a time no discernible division existswhat we lovehovers on the water»
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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Q2014Don’t miss the StoryMen recap of #QNashville Day 1! Click here to listen.Christena Cleveland: Achieving UnityIn an unfortunately brief talk, Christena Cleveland points out that  those working toward unity focus on divisions (race, class, etc.). She claims we’re missing the point when we focus on cultural divisions. These more superficial divisions don’t address the heart of disunity.We don’»