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The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 12

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Part 12 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I ended yesterday’s post by promising to discuss another stunning move by the General Assembly in relationship to the church property issue. […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 11

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Part 11 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I summarized one action of the 2008 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Assembly voted in […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 10

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Part 10 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post in this series I suggested that if a congregation has engaged in an appropriate process to consider leaving […]

The PC(USA) and Church Property, Part 9

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Part 9 of series: The PC(USA) and Church Property Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last several posts I’ve been proposing a basic process for a congregation that believes God might be calling it to […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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