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The Church

The bride of Christ can often times be difficult and messy - but it is Christ's beautiful mess - to which He is the head and chief cornerstone.

Ancient Future

Our faith comes out from a rich heritage and history. It was during the formative years of our faith that creeds, confessions, traditions, and liturgies were developed. These practices and traditions recaptured will not only anchor us but move us forward in our faith.


There is freedom in the gospel as it proclaims that in Christ we are sons and daughters of the King. The importance is learning to preach those truths to our heart and life everyday.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Mystery of Theology

Came across this quote in a book that I just finished reading, "Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport"

"British monk, Thomas Weinandy says we should not think of theology primarily as a problem-solving activity. Rather, it is best understood as "a mystery-discerning enterprise." When we solve a problem all of our puzzles disappear, and this is not what we should normally expect in theological exploration. The most we can usually hope for when we think carefully about a theological topic, is to see "more precisely and clearly what the mystery is.""

I think this has truth in it. I remember that going through my seminary career didn't make me more confident that I had all my questions answered,but rather it only generated more questions.

John 3:16

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Let the Good Times Roll by Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Evangelism

Let the Good Times Roll by Guy Kawasaki: The Art of Evangelism

This blog entry by Guy Kawasaki is interesting, because in it, he talks about how the marketplace and businessess are using the term "evangelist".