Tag: governance

Christian Context: Rejecting Christ

Richard Hughes continues his series of articles in the Huffington Post, The Christian Right in Context: Building a Christian America, with a clear statement of his bias. By saying that “There have always been Christians who have resisted religious pluralism…

God In America

“God in America” will be broadcast on PBS for three nights starting Oct. 11, 2010. Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University, makes a similar point on-screen as he discusses the rising revolutionary sentiment in colonial America. “I think…

Rock Mountain Creed

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by Phillip A. Ross First Edition, 325 pages. From the Introduction What difference does Jesus make? Did His teaching and ministry change everything? Or did Jesus’ teaching simply uphold the Old Testament law without changing…

Repentance

Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. —Jeremiah 31:19 “We hence learn how…

Reforming Synod of 1679-80

The Reforming Synod of 1679-80 attempted to address the spiritual downgrade that occurred in the churches following the Half-Way Covenant debacle. Pastors and people began to believe that they were undergoing divine judgment as a result of the increasing faithlessness…

Interpretation

Principles of Biblical Interpretation Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics The “Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy” was produced at an international Summit Conference of evangelical leaders, held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago in the fall of 1978. This congress…

Cascading Issues

The concern here is not the noun issues, but the verb. The action of issuing suggests going, coming, or flowing out. Synonyms are egress and emergence. Think of issuing orders. Think of one’s children as one’s issue. To get at…

Informality

Informal Christianity What it isn’t… It is not a church, but is the personal, internal, subjective faith that identifies church members as belonging to Jesus Christ. It is not formless, but conforms to the biblical reality described in Scripture. Its…

What Is A Church

The church is not a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The IRS does not define a church, God does. The church is the people of God. The church exists in and through Jesus Christ, and so is a distinctive New Testament reality.…