Archives for 3.4.08

buying converts?

The CBC National newscast reports Christianity Comes to Thailand. But not in a way that we rejoice in, at least, not in some cases. Apparently some groups have been ‘buying conversion’. I can’t imagine anything more disappointing. How can anyone think this is the right thing to do?

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Anglican rift – a little hardball

A small Anglican church in Toronto has been locked out of its building in consequence of its vote to leave the Canadian diocese in favour of a more conservative South American one. One suspects that this church is singled out because it is small.

The whole scene is not entirely promising … note that the pastor of this small church is female:

Within days of the vote, their minister, Rev. Barbara Richardson, was suspended by the diocese. She later resigned from the national church and has been licensed as a priest with Venables’ church.

This battle looks to be getting uglier by the day.

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the power of God unto salvation … and more

Romans 1.16 is a glorious passage. We are in message #2 on it this week. At least one more week to go…

The Power of God (Rm 1.16b) ||

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The gospel can be summed by a clear set of theological facts. But the gospel is much more than a mere collection of facts. It is much more than bare orthodoxy. It is the power of God unto salvation.

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