Tag: Education

Church Growth

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. — John 17:22 The phrase “Give glory to God” (Jos 7:19, Jer 13:16) is a Hebrew idiom meaning, “Confess…

Church Growth 2

“Church Growth” has become the byword for evangelism everywhere today. The Church Growth model is almost universally applied, regardless of theology or denomination. All church activity is measured in Church Growth categories. The Church Growth model for evangelism involves the…

Charles Finney

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Friend of Foe? The most successful advocate of Arminianism in America was not Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609), but Charles Finney (1792-1875). Because The Works of Arminius (Baker Book House, reprinted 1996) are highly intellectual and academic — bordering on the arcane,…

Definitions

What do we do when the meaning of something is disputed? “…if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3). Our world is currently in the midst of revolution, a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of…

Congregationalism

A Brief History of Congregationalism ©1998 Phillip A. Ross Renewal is often the rekindling of a former glory, and the former success of Congregationalism was indeed great. Yet, history does not travel backwards. The majority of contemporary Congregational church members…

Infant Baptism Reloaded

Why baptize babies? Of course, we all know that there is one category for church members (saved) and one category for others (lost). Understand that this categorization is based on God’s membership roles, and we don’t have access to them…

Health Care/Insurance Reform

Why should government or businesses provide health care or retirement benefits at all? Think of Social Security: it began after the Great Depression as a way to provide for people so that such a situation would not happen again. People…

Political Reformation

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” (Matthew 5:6). Jesus was surely speaking to hungry and thirsty people. Crowds, like sheep, eat and drink all the time. But it was not hunger or…