What Happens When the Church Reads the Bible Out of Context (Part II)

What happens when the church reads the Bible out of context? Some of our most cherished beliefs, songs, and platitudes are based on proof-texting, which means that the original historical and literary context of the Bible is ignored. What happens when we re-examine commonly referred to Bible passages in light of their context? Dr. Craig … More What Happens When the Church Reads the Bible Out of Context (Part II)

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Listen Now! March 30, 2018 Ephesians 5:6-14 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.7 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the … More 3.30

Church Leader Podcast (Episode 46): Technology and Churches (Part 2)

This week, we continue our conversation with Chris Davis about how churches can use technology to better support their ministry. We discuss the benefits of online giving and what to budget for technology at your church. https://s3.amazonaws.com/ats-church-leader-collective/ChurchLeader_Episode046.mp3 Subscribe to the Church Leader Collective Podcast on iTunes! from Seedbed https://ift.tt/2pQMAt3 via IFTTT

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Listen Now! March 29, 2018 Ephesians 5:3-5 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may … More 3.29

Ministry in the Pattern of the Resurrected Jesus

In the wake of the crucifixion, Jesus’s early followers likely wondered whether the Christian movement be abandoned. Then the resurrected Jesus started appearing to his disciples and opening their eyes to the significance of his suffering. What does this teach us about ministry today? In this Seven Minute Seminary video, James Swanson casts a vision … More Ministry in the Pattern of the Resurrected Jesus

The Suffering Servant Calling, “Abba, Father!”: Psalm 31

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