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Attempts at Honesty Christian Blog - Reflections on the interplay of the Bible and Culture In a previous post, I outlined the problem of division in the church. Today I 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 properly u»
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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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Attempts at Honesty Christian Blog - Reflections on the interplay of the Bible and Culture Discussion question: Do you think it is possible for churches to put aside their doctrinal differences and focus rather on what they share in common? Why or why not? Please add your thoughts in the comment section below. It appears that some churches feel the need to distinguish themselves from other churches, as if they are competing for members. I was o»
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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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Instead of dividing, try uniting.
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Hatred and intolerance are nothing new, even in a land supposedly founded on tolerance and respect. “Man’s inhumanity to man»
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Leneita Fix wonders if there is too much "relationship" in relational ministry.»