Category Archives: Forgiveness

From Brian McLaren

Praying for peace on Saturday … I’ll be joining many others in praying for the situation in Syria on Saturday because I think it’s time we realize that Dr. King was right: we can’t cure violence with violence. Mirroring violent … Continue reading

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My dungeon shook and the chains fell off

  Clarence Jordan, co-founder of Koinonia Farm wrote, “The resurrection of Jesus was simply God’s unwillingness to take our ‘no’ for an answer. He raised Jesus, not as an invitation to us to come to heaven when we die, but … Continue reading

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A Hoodie quoting the Bible in Congress and being kicked out

Will we ever see hoodie wearing MPs quoting the Bible? by Gillan @ God and Politics in the UK Can you imagine this ever happening in the UK Parliament?  Democratic Congressman, Bobby Rush, donned a hoodie on the floor of … Continue reading

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Pastors who struggle and some advice…..

Wednesday Festival: Get Rid of your Crappy Pastor by noreply@blogger.com (Mary Beth) Rev David H writes at Called to Passion about how a congregation can get rid of a crappy pastor: I simply cannot count the number of complaints that … Continue reading

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Dressed in Gentleness

Dressed in Gentleness by prodigalkiwi “Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them … Continue reading

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Holiness misunderstood and then redefined.

In the first part of this series about Holiness, a basic problem came to the surface that is still experienced in too many places within the Holiness denominations of today and in the past – the problem of separation. We … Continue reading

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An intro to the Atonement from Tim Geddert

atonement Mike Breen writes on the atonement, “While there have been a decent number of explanations of Atonement and what was accomplished through the Cross (see Scot McKnight A Community Called Atonement as well as Mark Baker and Joel Green, … Continue reading

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