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Christianity The Church

The Testimony of a Quiet Life

Amongst the incred­i­ble empha­sis on evan­ge­lism and mis­sions that is nor­mal­ly tout­ed in evan­gel­i­cal chris­tian­i­ty, it’s inter­est­ing to run across pas­sages of scrip­ture such as 1 Tim­o­thy 2:1–4: (empha­sis mine) 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, peti­tions and thanks­giv­ings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and […]

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Christianity The Church

Don’t Start a Christian Community

God is love.” If you’re a Chris­t­ian, you believe that state­ment. It’s a beau­ti­ful truth, one that’s cap­tured all of us. It’s a deep real­i­ty that con­veys immense mean­ing and hope to those that fol­low God. We’ve fall­en in love with Him because He first loved us. But that phrase, “God is love,” is also […]

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Christianity Quotes

If We Had a Greater Concern

If we all had a greater con­cern for the Lord Jesus than we had for reli­gious things, what a dif­fer­ent thing [Chris­tian­i­ty] would be in the world.” T  Austin-Sparks — That They May All Be One, Even As We Are One — Chap­ter 4

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Christianity The Church

A Gospel for the Middle

The fol­low­ing exer­cise is from the syn­chroblog at http://frankviola.org/2012/07/09/gospelforthemiddle Field­ing Mel­ish and his wife Feli­cia have two chil­dren, ages 10 and 6. They live in a very remote part of Maine, USA. They are sur­round­ed by extend­ed fam­i­ly, none of whom are Chris­tians. The near­est church­es are one hour away, and by all evan­gel­i­cal stan­dards, none […]

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California Christianity Tales

Last night’s dinner guests

We had a good, busy day yes­ter­day. We had a small par­ty for Mor­gon’s belat­ed birth­day, and had our neigh­bors, Jer­ry and Erika’s fam­i­ly, and Rick and Katie’s fam­i­ly come over to go trick-or-treat­ing in our neigh­bor­hood with us and hang out after­ward. I had to run to the gro­cery store for some let­tuce for […]