My first reaction to this story was that the bakers were overreacting and being overly religious to turn back a lesbian couple who requested a cake from them. Better to build bridges and be friendly, give a good witness as Christians and show unconditional love than to make a stand against lesbian relationships of people … More Gay activist response takes the cake…
Often we have on this site discussion and questioning around what it actually means to be a Christian. What does one have to be, say, do, or believe in order to (with any integrity) call oneself a Christian. Is there a line which one must cross? Is there a hoop through which one must jump? … More Mere Christianity
From an article in Christianity Today, a few reasons why the Calvinists and Reformists have such a hard time with Charles Finney and his approach to evanglism in the US. Charles Finney Father of American revivalism “I have a retainer from the Lord Jesus Christ to plead his cause, and cannot plead yours.” The 29-year-old … More Charles Finney: Father of American Revivalism
The British PM impressively shows the way on Christian evangelism, reminding the Church of its mission and taking aim at the timidity of Christian leaders. David Cameron last night called on the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead a return to the ‘moral code’ of the Bible. In a highly personal speech about faith, the Prime … More UK PM slams Archbishop over PC values…
A recent trend in the US is for multi-site churches to use video to present the senior pastor’s sermon to the church branches where he/she is not present. Teddy provided a link to The Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, where Ps Ed Young beams his sermons by video to presumably 4 of the 5 churches … More Mega-Mega Church Thing (shoutin’ tithing, tithing, tithing, tithing…)*
Thanks to Teddy for making us aware of this article, about Andrew Kubala’s plans to host a new Christian TV show to demonstrate the power of the supernatural live. If you go to the link, you can hear Andrew Kubala talk about their plans, and below are the producers’ notes: NOTES FROM THE PRODUCERS Television … More Live Supernatural TV On Its Way
I’ve lifted this question by Teddy in its entirety from the previous thread, because I think its a worthwhile topic on its own. Teddy asked: A question. Do you believe that the church is responsible for accomplishing the very thing that God Himself accomplishes as part of His plan to wrap up this church age? … More How do we evangelise? Should we feel pressure to do so?
Rick Warren is one of the most influential Christian leaders around today, even praying at President Obama’s inauguration. The Purpose Driven movement is growing consistently larger. It is undoubtedly successful, and many would say that this is because God is blessing the quality of what they are doing. Yet some people do have difficulty when … More The Five Purposes of a Purpose Driven Church
Not long ago here, discussion turned to whether or not it was OK for Christian’s to use the term ‘Allah’ when referring to God. I read today that Malaysian courts have now ruled that it is legal for Christians to use the term ‘Allah’ for God, and this has inspired peaceful protests from Muslim groups. … More The Use of ‘Allah’
Wazza said: Can God raise people from dead and perform other miracle today? Yes, I believe so. Why do so many of these miracles happen in remote parts of third-world countries? Is it because of the faith or need of the people, or is it because many claims are un-verifiable in these areas and stories … More Where Do We Get Our Miracles From?