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Archive for the ‘Controversies’ Category

The Sin of Sectarianism

December 4, 2018

Sectarianism is defined in various ways. One online dictionary lists factional and separatist as synonyms. Christianity has boundaries that we must uphold, but a sectarian is someone that sets up unnecessary boundaries. They purposefully separate themselves from others who faithfully profess the Christian faith. There are parts of the Bible that are plain and simple, […]

On the Word Sacrament

June 12, 2018

Over the years, I have noticed objections from Christians regarding the use of certain words. One of those words is the word sacrament. I use the word sacrament because I believe it is the best word out of all the words available in the English language to describe certain God-events in the life of a […]

Learning to Disagree Better

September 28, 2017

“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense…” (Proverbs 11:12) We have a problem in our country with communicating with people who are on the other side of an issue. Rather than listen and respond politely, we see people calling names, degrading others, belittling their neighbors, or worse. Before we can discuss our differences, we must first […]

On Controversies

November 30, 2015

“It has long been my experience that the most nourishing spiritual food is not found so much in the controversial literature as in the devotional literature of the church.” Hughes Oliphant Old Controversies fill our history books. Controversies get people excited. People like to gossip about the latest controversies whether they are religious, political, or […]