Category Archives: Christian

The Coming Irrelevance of Western Christianity

In the course of teaching my class, “What the Bible Really Says”, one of the topics that seems to most energize the students is the role of a shepherd during biblical times.  More specifically, the allegory of Jesus as a … Continue reading

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A Reflection on “The Rise of the Dones”

This post is in response to Thom Schultz’s post over at his blog, “The Rise of the Dones“. In an earlier book Mr. Schultz offered a solution to the more general problem of declining congregational populations built around a church re-instantiated … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Requires Repentance

If this isn’t obvious to you, then you need to read this post. If it is obvious to you, you should marvel at the number of Christians, especially our Evangelical bretheren, who believe that repentance is not required for forgiveness. … Continue reading

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Is Faith an Expression of Gratitude for God’s Grace?

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8 NIV) Put in modern terms: For it is by grace you have been saved, because of your faith in … Continue reading

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