Category: Christianity

5 Solas (Solae)

[Disclaimer: I am not a theologian. This is just my take.] The 5 Solae of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) beliefs are based. (While Luther and Calvin taught, wrote, and preached on these, I believe that, as a listing of five, the Five Solae were not articulated until the 20th …

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1 Chronicles 29 

The following go together, and you can’t have one without the other:1. Rejoicing in God (being thankful, but much more) 2. Willing, sacrificial, and joyful giving. 1 Chr 29:9 3. Glorifying God. The People and David showed this in 1 Chronicles 29. From Crawford Loritts’ March 1, 2015 message at  http://www.moodyradio.org/Living-a-Legacy/2015/03-01-2015—A-Willing-Sacrifice,-Part-1/  (2 Chorinthians 9:7 Each …

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Walk: worthy of calling, in love, as light, in wisdom

Ephesians 4: 1 …walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called… Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us Ephesians 5:8 …Walk as children of light… Ephesians 5:15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making …

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What the Bible Says About the Bible

What the #Bible says about the Bible. https://t.co/T4eRcdjaw2 Wow #Promise is #Offered An awesome choice we have. Yes, it's a #choice. — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) December 29, 2015

CS Lewis Quotes

http://m.deseretnews.com/top/2152/0/10-amazing-Christmas-quotes-from-C-S-Lewis.html?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fm.deseretnews.com%2Ftop%2F2152%2F0%2F10-amazing-Christmas-quotes-from-C-S-Lewis.html%3Fref%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fh5CDTXF7Rd%253Fref%253Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fh5CDTXF7Rd​

Prudence, balance, thought, and Christianity

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/19/3-tips-for-a-more-civil-conversation-about-syrian-refugees/ Mollie Hemingway offers 3 suggestions regarding the Syrian refugee issue.  The piece ends up looking at Christian beliefs – for good reason. She makes many good points, all of which I will not try to summarize here. One take-away (near the end of the article) is that the answer to the question “What should …

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Musical Communion Liturgy

Our Pastor, Dr. Howard White, has developed a musical communion liturgy in which he as the leader sings and the congregation also sings in response. It is set to popular Christmas tunes. See the attached.  (It is the Sunday Bulletin, which happened to also be our musical presentation by our music groups.) Bulletin-December-6 -2015

Online Advent Calendar 2015

Online Advent Calendar 2015 (This appears to be from the Catholic church. I’m not Catholic, but the ideas are good.) It’s a Shape Christmas

Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most by Charles Moore

I came across a very nice Christmas story, titled, Christmas Presence: Giving What We Need and Want Most. It is written by Charles Moore. Here is an Audio Recording of the story. (.m4a file) (On an iPad, you may need to download it.) The text of the story can be found at: http://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/holidays/christmas-readings/christmas-presence I know …

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This is not a Day Care. This is a University!

This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!