Sande has given the church a helpful guide on how the church can better bear out her testimony to the life-changing power of her Savior.
The theology of prayer that Wilkinson teaches in the book is entirely unconnected to the Christian gospel.
Waltke’s book is useful, and it’s probably worth the price of purchase just for the section on divination and modern practices of “finding God’s will.”
Like so many before and beside him, Simson believes we need a major reformulation of the church’s life and structure.
At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.
Throughout the Bible and the history of the church, God has used the witness of the church to draw people to himself.
Because of everything Jesus has done, and because of everything that he is, Christians are to stir one another up to love and good works.
Which “evangelism courses” are the best to use with non-Christians?
Very often a new pastor will find a statement of faith like our church had—unclear at best and heretical at worst.
Congregational? Presbyterian? Episcopalian? Presbygational? Conbypalian? Epigregyterian? I've heard them all (even made up a few myself).
"Its just as congregational as any other church," some argue. "We have a meeting of the whole church every quarter."
"No, it's Presbyterian" others say. "You have a group of pastors that makes decisions for multiple congregations."
If I want a Christianity that is authentic, real, textured, and alive, can I possibly have that within the narrow constraints of a structured system of doctrine?
What might not be so obvious is that a pastor needs to teach the church about more than just church discipline before they’re ready for discipline.
For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.
Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.
The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.