Tag Archives: Community

Is “Church Service” a Noun or a Verb Phrase?

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Christians, myself included, regularly use words and phrases like church, service, follower of Jesus Christ, shepherd, humility, community and surrender.  Yet, the words, phrases and values that actually animate our (my) behavior are very different.  I observe, and am challenged by, a disconnect between … Continue reading

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One Faith; Different Vocabularies

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Every Christian should be able to state the foundational truth of his or her faith in Jesus Christ and an experiential reality of living as his disciple. But we will not all use the same vocabulary. In some Christian denominations … Continue reading

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Does Religion Work Without God? (Part 1)

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Does religion work without God? Philosopher and author Alain de Botton suggests that atheists give it a try in his forthcoming book Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion.” In an excerpt from his book featured in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, de Botton writes, … Continue reading

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