This may come as a surprise to some, but a denomination is not a church. The denomination needs to embrace and affirm its true identity and sole purpose: to support the ministry of local congregations.
Do you ever wonder about life, creation, and your part in it? If so, check out the book "Beyond the Cosmos" by Hugh Ross for some deep science reading with spiritual insight.
Hans Fiene, a Lutheran pastor looks behind the scenes at the motivation for social activism by the church.
There are some Christian scholars who support the idea of government help for the poor.
"If you advocate for that position then you are condemning those people to a life of loneliness. That would be cruel and unloving." Just how should one respond to this statement?
A Bangladeshi once described one of his countrymen as "having his feet in two boats." This same picture could be applied to a person who tries to maintain an image of Biblical orthodoxy and who is thinking with a secular mindset at the same time, for example, Joshua, Elijah, Jesus, and James.
As we examine the following select 20 Biblical personal interactions we observe that the Bible makes radical distinctions between how different receptors were addressed.
In the book of Numbers, unintentional and intentional sins were treated differently. But with the flaunting deliberate "high-handed" sin, the most severe punishment was meted out. This is why.
At what point should the church speak out when political parties advocate notions that are clearly unbiblical?