Monthly Archives: November 2011

Turmoil in the Temple

Mark 11:12-25 Jesus is history’s greatest teacher. But not all His students enjoy the lessons. The religious elite in charge of the temple in Jerusalem learned some valuable lessons the day Jesus showed up. Or rather they should have learned. Subsequent … Continue reading

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Love

Love is probably the most misunderstood word in the English language. Many can quote, “God is love”…but really they mean “love is God.” And their version of love is simply weak sentimentality. An insipid, vague, skin crawling nerdyness. Loving God … Continue reading

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Will you follow Jesus “outside the camp?”

Hebrews 13: 10-14 We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is bought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned … Continue reading

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Our theology must bow to His Word

This short exhortation was “inspired” when a friend was offered a paid administrative position in the church she attends, but then had the offer rescinded. The reason stated: she was not theologically deep enough. The real reason: she had been asking uncomfortable questions … Continue reading

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The “churched”, the “unchurched” and the hyper-churched

Let me fly my colours straight up. I would rather be unchurched and saved, than churched and unsaved. This concept of targeting the unchurched has it’s modern beginnings with the “seeker friendly” movement, but it’s really just a rehashing of the ancient Papal heresy … Continue reading

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Anti-cult legislation, separation of church and state and other random thoughts.

Australian Senator, Nick Xenephon has called for legislation to “protect people from cults”. Government making determinations over which religions are kosher and which are cults? What could go wrong?? Some of the questions that instantly present themselves. Who will decide … Continue reading

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