Monday, January 22, 2018

Why Your Church is Worth the Effort
Why Your Church is Worth the Effort

By: Barry Howard
Some may be ready to deliver the eulogy for the local church. But if we're willing to seize the opportunity to dialogue with our culture, rather than be hostile toward it, this could be the church's finest hour.

Preaching Fear May Be Effective But It's Also Wrong
Preaching Fear May Be Effective But It's Also Wrong

By: Ron Rolheiser
Why don't we preach hellfire anymore? While it's true that fear is an effective motivator, it is not the proper fuel for love. You don't enter a love relationship because you feel afraid or threatened.

Stranger Danger? Transforming Your Fear into Love
Stranger Danger? Transforming Your Fear into Love

By: James Gordon
We build either walls or bridges. As we respond to the strangers who live among us, will we feel threatened or enriched? It's not easy, but we must allow our fears to transform into love.

Creedalism vs. Confessionalism: Why You Should Care
Creedalism vs. Confessionalism: Why You Should Care

By: Roger Olson
The line between creedalism and confessionalism is not always clear. However, when a Christian church or organization elevates its statement of faith to the same level as Scripture, that's creedalism.

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As Dow Soars, Down-and-Out Are Left in the Dust

By: Mitch Randall
While the U.S. stock market continues to soar upward, the down-and-out struggle more than ever before. Christians must advocate for a society that does not forget the poor and does not let the wealth gap widen.




 

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Thongchai Pradabchananurat: Baptists in Thailand

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Thongchai Pradabchananurat, president of the Thailand Baptist Convention, discusses Baptist work in his country, host of the 2017 Baptist World Alliance annual gathering. Pictures from BWA 2017 are available here.


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