Category Archives: Church and State

What is legalism and what can we do about it?

Teach this to your church leaders and to the entire congregation. Make it part of your membership process. Continue reading

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A big threat to unity in the church

A free resource (for now) on an important subject for churches. Continue reading

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Learning from the Reformation 500 years later

A bold act that would radically change the world and give birth to some of the most basic ideals of the Western world – commitments to the liberty and equality of each person. Continue reading

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A deeper look at the human need for change

Politics, culture and the role of law are agents of change that seem essential to our existence. These means offer limited solutions to some of our problems and offer the potential to promote human flourishing. But we have a deeper need that cannot be addressed through these agents of change.
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How should we respond?

Political action is necessary but…. Continue reading

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Four reactions to culture

Wisdom calls us to engage in truth-based dialogue and persuasion in settings like family, work, community and government… Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Christian worldview, Church and State, Church Leadership, Culture, Culture of Honor, Emerging Leaders, Evil in the world, Image of God, Leadership, Mission statement, Missions, Separation of Church and State, Social work, sociology, Wisdom, Witness, Worldview | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

How you feeling about politics?

The political debates between republicans have been an embarrassment. They are a big turn-off to the political process. Continue reading

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Supreme court case

Imagine that Obamacare mandated provision of health insurance for the abortion procedure itself. Would you feel that companies like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties had a right to refuse to support it? Sound like a stretch? Continue reading

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Separation of Church and State

There was never a thought, nor should we entertain the idea, that there is a separation of religion from public life or religion from politics. Continue reading

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Two dimensions of Church

It is misguided to think that the full intention of common life in Christian community can be accomplished in formal gatherings of a local Church. Mutual caring and accountability must reach well beyond gatherings in a Church building. Continue reading

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