Category Archives: Manifesto

Boasting in the Cross?

A first century person would have been incredulous about placing a picture of a cross on anything. There was no greater symbol of death and utter humiliation than to hang helplessly on a cross! Being hung on a cross would have been considered a waste of life. Continue reading

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6 Affirmations for the Church

The six affirmations RC wrote in response to these trends are even more relevant today. Continue reading

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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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The glory of ordinary lives

What would life look like if we had renewed zeal to “… be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Continue reading

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Living on Mission

Eight Identity Markers and Callings of Christ Followers “Missions is an authorized activity carried out by the tenants on the instructions of the owner of the property” (by Christopher Wright,). Salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) Light of the world (Matthew … Continue reading

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Christians, politics and public policy

Although I don’t agree with all of his conclusions, I appreciate the way Miroslav Volf frames the ultimate concern for Christian discussion of politics and policy.  Christ as the Measure of All Values Value: The ultimate allegiance of a Christian is … Continue reading

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The Blogosphere – opportunities, challenges and priorities

I am somewhat new to the Blogosphere. We didn’t even get a computer at our office unit 1992! And I started this blog late in 2007 — knowing very little about how things worked. But my ministry philosophy (from the … Continue reading

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