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Reducing the Gospel to Magic Formula, Instead of Calling

By John D. Pierce | August 23, 2019

Following Jesus has gone from being a sacrificial, ongoing calling to a sure-step, definable formula, in which one is free to ignore all kinds of things Jesus said and did – and still claim to be Christian.

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By Ray Furr | March 1, 2002

At 4:45 a.m. the clock rings in Littleton, Colo., just south of Denver. Bob and Jan Burnside are up and ready to roll because their task is urgent. For 10 years, the Mission Hills Church, a Swedish Baptist Congregation, has been actively involved in suicide intervention. Last December, Jan and Bob became co-directors of a […]

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Baptist Women andTemperance: A Look at the Movement

By Doug Weaver | March 1, 2002

“Don’t drink, smoke or chew, or go with girls who do.” The social ethics of many Baptists have revolved around “total abstinence” or “teetotalism.” It was that way at my Baptist house. Of course history is not so simple. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> Baptists in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = […]

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Gen-X Ministry Attracted to Anabaptism

By Lynda Hollinger-Janzen | March 1, 2002

LONDON – Dancers weave through pulsating light to the throb of the in-house band, Xcommunicated, at Club X in the Irish city of Cork. The X is not the “adults-only” variety but the Greek letter chi, a symbol for Christ.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> “Club X isn’t a Christian version of a […]

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Symbols of Faith: Teaching Images of the Christian Faith

By Frank Granger | February 28, 2002

Symbols of Faith is a teaching resource. The book, by Marcia Joslin Stoner, contains 67 symbols of Christian faith, including symbols of the seasons such as Advent, Lent and Easter, 10 different crosses, and the shield symbols for the 12 disciples. Various other symbols of faith and worship are also included. The purpose of this […]

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Supporters of Higher Cigarette Taxes Call the Move a “Win-Win” Solution

By Jodi Mathews | February 28, 2002

In the wake of economic hardship, many states are looking to raise taxes on cigarettes, a plan that supporters call a “win-win” solution.   Associated Press reported last week that 22 states are considering proposals by governors or legislators to increase cigarette taxes. In Minnesota, Gov. Jesse Ventura has proposed a 29-cent tax increase on […]

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