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Christian Education – More than Just Sunday School, continued

Let me go one more step, and on this one I will tread lightly – preaching. How many of you pastors have your sermons thought through for the next year? If not, why not? What is it you are trying to accomplish? What really scares me about well-meaning preachers is when they say to me … Continued

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

Take an example from our American early history as it relates to social justice. A case in point is slavery. Some of the criticism, and not always without some justification, has been aimed at Christians for supporting the “institution” of slavery. Some well known Christians such as Jonathan Edwards actually owned slaves. How could that … Continued

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

When we refer to kingdom education, we are including all of the above. As we do, we are attempting to avoid a dualistic approach that makes a distinction between religious education and that which is not religious. The kingdom of God includes light and darkness. It includes the kingdom general areas of life and the … Continued

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Understanding the Church’s Role in Kingdom Education, cont.

In application we need to understand the relation and roles of the church and the kingdom. We must understand the relation of Christianity to all of life. We must understand how the church and individual Christians or groups of Christians are to relate to the public square. And, we must further free ourselves and our … Continued

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Keeping the Church Front and Center, continued

From there Stott states with conviction that the church is no afterthought with God. “It is at the very center of the eternal purpose of God.” He reminds us that the church in the West is not presently growing. He also, like Packer, refers to the stuntedness of the church. Using Acts 2:42-47, he then … Continued

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What is Liberation Theology, continued

Black Liberation Theology – What It Is . Black Liberation Theology arose in the turbulent 1960s. During that period, violent anarchy destroyed property and fire-bombed buildings in cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, and Newark. James Cone was the principle originator and developer of this theology which sought to explain, even to justify, this angry, destructive … Continued

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Something Eternal

By Matsu Crawford. Every time we write a date, we declare that God came to planet earth to live in a man’s body. Jesus, God the Son, came into the world as all human babies must come- following all the laws for humans. He did not come to do away with any of God’s laws but to fill them with meaning.