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Are You A “Good Person?” and the Question of Moral Depravity

Are You A “Good Person?” and the Question of Moral Depravity

I am chilled by the above picture recently shared by the Canadian Museum for Human rights. It is a great candid shot of a bunch of normal “twenty-sum-things” enjoying some time off. Look at their faces! They are smiling, having a grand time. You can see the three young men eating up the attention of this cadre of attractive young women. It is a regular summer day and these young folks seem to be doing what any their age would be doing, having a bunch of innocent flirtatious fun. The only caveat to this group is that…

How Christianity Sacked Rome with the Good-News | An Admonishment to A Waning Western Church

How Christianity Sacked Rome with the Good-News | An Admonishment to A Waning Western Church

The present problem is that in many ways, the Church in the west is waning. It is not getting stronger, but weaker. The behavior and culture of the early church present an instructive example from which to look. We of course cannot recreate the exact same conditions. But speaker and business coach Brian Tracy has observed that if you want to be successful at something, then look at someone who already succeeded at it, and then just do what they did.(2) So perhaps the early Church has some insights that we can successfully apply to the culture…

Are Christianity and the Church Becoming Irrelevant?

Are Christianity and the Church Becoming Irrelevant?

In 1998 Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong offered a clarion call for the church saying in his book (by the same name) “Why Christianity must change or Die.” In the second of his two successive subtitles the cover also read, “A new reformation of the Church’s faith and practice.” In this call Spong set out a new agenda for Christianity and the Church, namely to dispense with its so called outdated and “literalized propositional” views. Simply put, Spong suggested that…

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