There are many people working in science who do not hold to evolution, and yet are scientists, some with a PhD in science, or M.Sc. or BSc. Does an ecumenical attitude allow respect for these scientists, or is our ecumenical approach limited to "churchy" practices, or theological beliefs?
I attend Bluesky Christian Fellowship Church, Bluesky, Alberta.
How do we as Christians get involved in discussions where literalists and "genre-ists" have different views about Genesis 1-11? How do YEC and OEC people examine these issues together? Or must they simply build a big fence between them and turn their backs on one another?
How would the church go about disciplining a retired pastor who suggests and promotes changing many of the core CRC doctrines?
A quote from Anthony Furey of the Edmonton Sun paper indicates the proportion of various perspectives within the Muslim belief community. The high percentages surprised me to some extent, and I wonder what impacts this would have on our missional efforts.
When a young person who's living a sinful lifestyle wants to make profession of faith; what's an appropriate response?
When Churches Start Becoming Experts on Pipelines, Does That Mean Oil Companies Can Become Experts on Theology?
When churches start becoming experts on pipelines and ecology, does that mean oil companies can become experts on theology?
Which confessions would then be more ecumenical, and more significant?
If the delegates would vote yes, opposite to the vote of classis , then what is the point of classis voting on it at all?
The church is the body of Christ, a creation of the Holy Spirit, but it is also a human institution. And human organizations of whatever kind require order.
Here is a video which shows how a half-dozen scientists who originally were raised in the evolutionary paradigm have been persuaded by the evidence that the evidence for evolution is lacking.
I'm not sure that the people of God in north america have fully grasped the fact that only 15-25% of the population actually attend church. That nominal Christians may be the biggest mission...posted on: Sending or Receiving?
Every church has its purpose, and distinguishing "flagship" churches does a disservice to the general mission of the church within classis. Larger churches obviously are meetings of larger numbers...
I agree, Keith. At the very least, since "mission" is such a common word in the phrase "Mission Statement", it cannot be assumed to imply a faith based mission... therefore at the very least, it...posted on: Ashamed of Our Christian Reformed Identity
I'm not sure about the consistency of "Council is at liberty...", and the clause, "councils should not do this without the senior pastor's full consent..." How is this liberty? when constrained...posted on: Who Is in Charge of an Ordination Service?
we might assume that most churches are not entirely healthy. Yet God uses them to bring the gospel. They may be missing one aspect or another of these ten signs of health. But just as a man...posted on: 10 Vital Signs of a Healthy Church
Good questions, John Span.posted on: One of the Marks of a True Church Is ...?
Some of the us and them mentality is also found in scriptures. "If they are not against us, they are for us." but also "they went out from us" "Being in the world, but not of the world." ...
Excellent article, Kurt Monroe. Very well written.... inspiring.posted on: Homosexuality and Holy Certainty
And the truth is this: every man is born of a woman. Any man who degrades women, degrades himself. Without a man, no woman could be born. Any woman who degrades men, also degrades herself...posted on: Trump, Assault, and Standing Up for Women
There is no sanctity of life for anyone beyond the womb, who does not survive the womb.posted on: Trump, Assault, and Standing Up for Women