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October 24, 2014

Helmut Thielicke, perhaps Germany’s post influential-in-America pastor-theologian of the 20th Century, when shuffled to an area for pastoring for which he was not prepared — he was an academic sort who suddenly had to start communicating with more ordinary folk — relates what he learned about preaching in that first experience: Even as early as [Read More...]

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Published on October 24, 2014 10:36 • 5 views
My recent travels have revolved around my new bookKingdom Conspiracy, including some of my speaking to the American Baptist pastors network of northern California (Growing Healthy Churches) and an event with the Churches of God, General Conference event at Winebrenner Seminary in Findlay OH. I have simply not had time to record observations about each [Read More...]

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Published on October 24, 2014 07:45 • 2 views
This post is by John Frye. What John is talking about in this first paragraph was a long-time coming and I’m grateful to pastor after pastor who has helped me “get it.” Thanks John. I have often felt in Scot McKnight’s writings that he has a genuine pastor’s heart. This is not to detract from [Read More...]

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Published on October 24, 2014 03:03 • 1 view

October 23, 2014

At the heart of European Protestant theology’s revolutionary developments in the 20th Century was the rediscovery of the transcendence of God that challenged and replaced the identification of historical processes and progressivism (liberal theology) with the ways of God. This theology challenged that mood of theology and philosophy and culture by proclaiming God over against [Read More...]

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Published on October 23, 2014 22:03 • 1 view
Ashley Mateo: The study basically simulated your average morning: amug of coffeeto wake up, a little gym time, another cup with breakfast, followed by lunch. Fourteen participants completed two moderate workouts on a stationary bike: one where they took caffeine (equal to two 8-ounce cups of coffee or 4cups of black tea) 90 minutes before [Read More...]

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Published on October 23, 2014 11:01 • 2 views
Some of you know our Jesus Creed project now can tap into all the major ages of church ministry: children, teens, adults, and a daily devotional, as well as Paraclete’s fine production of a CD for Sunday School classes. Some 4000 churches have used one or more of these dimensions of the Jesus Creed. Recently, [Read More...]

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Published on October 23, 2014 08:15
A topic that comes up often in the discussion of science and religion is Stephen Jay Gould’s concept of non-overlapping magisteria or NOMA. I’ve read many papers and books that refer to this principle – sometimes agreeing, more often disagreeing significantly from both sides. There are those who disagree with the concept, wanting to put [Read More...]

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Published on October 23, 2014 04:21 • 1 view

October 22, 2014

Have you ever pondered the many questions God asks people in the pages of the Bible? I mean questions from God (Father) or questions from Jesus? And the questions angels ask? Don Johnson, pastor of Montecito Covenant Church in Santa Barbara (tough location for that calling, ahem), has pored over the Bible finding those questions [Read More...]

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Published on October 22, 2014 22:02
Ministry in North America requires both preparation and experience and increasing number of ministers are deeply involved in experience and finding it nearly impossible to attend seminary full-time. A seminary curriculum focuses on the scope of the minister’s calling, from biblical and theological to practical and homiletical studies, but not all ministers need as intense [Read More...]

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Published on October 22, 2014 08:22
Ministry in North America requires both preparation and experience and increasing number of ministers are deeply involved in experience and finding it nearly impossible to attend seminary full-time. A seminary curriculum focuses on the scope of the minister’s calling, from biblical and theological to practical and homiletical studies, but not all ministers need as intense [Read More...]

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Published on October 22, 2014 08:22 • 2 views

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