Tag Archive | Bible
To My Progressive Friends
Here’s a good “open letter” to “progressives” in the Church of the Nazarene, but applies to “progressive” Christians of any brand. It’s an honest but humble appeal. To My Progressive Friends A few days ago I received Rob Renfroe’s article “Three Requests of My Centrist Friends: An Open Letter.” Rev. Renfroe is the Pastor of […]
Christian Pacifism or Convenient Pacifism?
To announce that you’re a Christian Pacifist is essentially saying that you love my enemies more than you love me.
Distrust of Science Not Just Among the Uneducated
Over the last several weeks, I have posted several responses to the essays being posted by the Nazarenes Exploring Evolution website. According to this site, those behind it seem concerned about the wide disparity between Nazarenes in the pews and Nazarenes serving as educators and scholars. The clear implication from this site, and the essays […]
Is There a Future for “Holiness”?
I remember the days when we heard alot about the “holiness movement.” I’m not too young to remember when holiness was the major theme that was both promoted by the denomination of which I am a part as well as regularly preached from the pulpit. I remember when “Holiness unto the Lord” was more than […]
Top 10 Reasons Our Kids Leave Church
Most of us are concerned about our children. We hope and pray as they grow up that they will stick with the faith we tried to instill in them as they grew up. Much of this “education” we leave to the Church, however, which isn’t always successful in making our hopes and prayers come true […]
She may be in Hell because of me . . .
Whenever I think of her, I nearly always see her looking at me through the blazing flames of Hell. She isn’t saying anything but in her eyes I see her question, “Why didn’t you tell me?” While I was attending Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs Colorado, I had the opportunity to work as a […]
Are We Responsible for Another Person’s Choices?
The Australian DJs who pranked the hospital where British royal, Kate Middleton, was being treated have reportedly lost their jobs, or at least have had their show suspended. While the prank itself, received much publicity and air-play, Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who the DJs convinced they were the Queen and Prince Charles, has apparently committed […]