What does it mean to be a Christian: Insincere and Service Post 6

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Christ’s gospel was intended for all men, and the Church must, therefore, have a field as broad as the whole wide world if it is truly to represent him. – General Conference of the Methodist Church Continuer la lecture What does it mean to be a Christian: Insincere and Service Post 6

What does it mean to be a Christian: Insincere and Service Post 5

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This series reflects upon the negative perspectives that nonChristians have of Christians and how Christians can change these perspectives in order to better reflect Christ and his love. The perception as identified by the Barna Group: Christians are insincere and concerned Continuer la lecture What does it mean to be a Christian: Insincere and Service Post 5

Changing Perceptions: Sheltered

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Author and speaker Margaret Feinberg urges Christians to be connected to our culture: How do you stay connected? Relationship. Talk to people. Everyone. Anyone. Ask questions. Lots. Listen closely to the answers. Open up your life to strangers, visitors, and Continuer la lecture Changing Perceptions: Sheltered

Changing Perceptions: Sheltered

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The late John Stott, rector emeritus at All Souls Church, London and founder of the Langham Partnership addresses the tension between being sheltered and living as an anointed one. If we belong to Jesus Christ, we have a double calling in relation to Continuer la lecture Changing Perceptions: Sheltered

What does it mean to be a Christian: Sheltered and Anointed Ones Post 4

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This series reflects the negative perspectives that nonChristians have of Christians and how Christians can change these perspectives in order to best reflect Christ and his love. Americans find Christians to be sheltered (the Barna Group‘s 2007 surveys indicate that Continuer la lecture What does it mean to be a Christian: Sheltered and Anointed Ones Post 4

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When asking people to describe Christianity, the Barna Group found several provacative analogies: The Titanic -a ship about to sink, but totally unaware of its fate. A powerful amplifier – undermined by poor wiring and weak speakers. Cats – they look like they’re Continuer la lecture What does it mean to be a Christian: Sheltered and Anointed Ones Post 3

Changing Perceptions: Hypocrisy

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These « Changing Perspectives » vignettes are some Christians’ responses to the negative perspectives that nonChristians have of Christians. This one refers to the charges of hypocrisy. Jud Wilhite, pastor of megachurch Central Christian Church in Las Vegas and author of many books, Continuer la lecture Changing Perceptions: Hypocrisy

Changing Perspectives: Hypocrisy

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These « Changing Perspectives » vignettes are some Christians’ responses to the negative perspectives that nonChristians have of Christians. The introduction to the series as well as the post on hypocrisy and then on sainthood provide background to this post. Leroy Barber, president Continuer la lecture Changing Perspectives: Hypocrisy

What does it mean to be a Christian: Hypocrisy and Sainthood: Post 2

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“Christians are called saints, not because they have any merit of superior sanctity in themselves, but because by a free act of will they have made their choice to separate themselves from the world of sin and to consecrate themselves to Christ as their Saviour.” Continuer la lecture What does it mean to be a Christian: Hypocrisy and Sainthood: Post 2