Sunday Collectives 6/02/14 – 6/08/14
Back when I learned Greek Mythology in High School, I did not understand. I could not grasp the importance, the value of such knowledge. But some of the stories were entertaining. And I can very well remember the enjoyment when one of the gods fell into ruin and misery. These gods, so full of themselves, so self-important, deserved to fall and there was a feeling of justice when they did.
I have often written on the problem of celebrity in our culture and specifically in evangelical culture. The celebrity often gets in the way of the gospel…
By Jessica Dixon
God never said life would be easy but He did promise it would be worth it.
He promised us every sunshine for every storm.
For every trial there is also a joyous moment.
I don’t know what you are going through right now or what has gotten you down but I do know that God is right there beside you helping you and carrying you along your way.
When Dorothy Sayers wrote that the doctrines of the Church are relevant to all of life, she wasn’t stating what was obvious to everyone else. She was pointing out something more terrifying—that Christianity as a system of beliefs is viewed as irrelevant and that this was an idea attaining cultural dominance.
People believe exactly opposite of what is true, that what we believe about God, sin, and salvation could make any real difference in how we live among each other, hence her motivation to write and present ‘Creed or Chaos?’
By Wendy Alsup
Conservative Christians love their gifted leaders. We love inspirational sermons that make us think. We appreciate teachers who can deconstruct arguments and analyze trends. We love leaders who sacrifice. We flock to hear messages from those who have endured loss or lack for the sake of the ministry. And we LOVE great music—good bands, inspirational choirs, or talented worship teams.
But I’m not sure we really love what God loves.
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what does a servant leader look like.
Music By Delirious
By Henry Neufeld
As evening was approaching that day, he said, “Let’s go to the other side.” So he left the crowd, and they joined Jesus in the boat where he was already sitting. There were other boats with him. And there was a violent wind storm and the waves were coming over the side of the boat, so that it was already filling with water. And he was in the prow sleeping on a pillow. So they roused him and said to him, “Teacher! Doesn’t it matter to you that we’re dying here? So he rose up, rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Be calm! Shut up!” And the wind stopped and there was perfect calm. Then he said to them, “Why were you afraid? Don’t you have faith yet?” Then they were very afraid, and the said to one another, “What kind of person is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:35-41 (HN)
What makes you afraid?
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