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Calvinism and Conflict

Martin Marty | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

Last Saturday was the day set aside for the annual festival commemorating "The Conversion of St. Paul." Did anyone notice? Still, Paul is "all over the place" in Christianity. Almost everything about him evokes or signals conflict.

The Failure of Tree-Climbing Fish and Little Churches

Derek Penwell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

I've heard people talking for years about "church growth." But when they do, I'm not always sure what they mean by it. Or, to put a finer point on it, I'm not always sure they know what they mean by it.

April Is Officially Missional Church Conference Month

Steve Knight | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Steve Knight

It's a perfect time to get equipped for missional living and service in the neighborhood for the summer and all year long.

Public Jesus: Missional Politics For The Local Church

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Whether measured by representation and votes or bullets and bombs, politics is always a struggle for power. Since Jesus taught that the last shall be first, it seems evident that if power is the goal, then as Christians we lose the moment we agree to play the game.

Denominations As Mission, Not Like-Minded Membership

Lisa Hickman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Amid conflict, naming divisions, dogma and disappointment is all too easy. Perhaps differences of opinion might be kept in check by focusing on the name of our neighbor in need. This is where unity matters. Our naming should be directed to their service.

Evangelical 2.0: The Deception of Driscoll's Acts 29 Network

Christian Piatt | Posted 05.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

But of course, underneath the veneer of something new lies the same old evangelical doctrine. And this is what bothers me more than my personal objections to most evangelicals' theology.

Christians Should Be More Than "Gay Okay"

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

To say that something like sexual orientation, race, economic status, gender are not issues to us is to speak from a position of privilege.

The Missionary's Role In The Indigenous Church

Jamaal Bell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
Jamaal Bell

The church is indigenous from the start. It has always been self-supporting, self-propagating and self-governing. Missionaries provide teaching and pastoral care alone.