The Bible was the guide book for Puritans in many ways, and Christ was the heart of that. Just as Calvin did, so also Puritans stressed the doctrine of union with Christ in all functions of their Sacraments, worships and sermons. Simply saying, union with Christ was, to Puritans, not the end but the beginning of their spiritual lives.
Have you ever thought about the original concept of money? When there was no money yet, people used what they had to buy what they needed in the form of exchange. It was simple and direct; grain for salt, salt for silk, silk for animals, animals for grains, back again. The system of exchange was primitive yet effective, and beneficial for all.
Erich Fromm has written a book called The Art of Loving a long time ago. In his book, Erich Fromm emphasizes that love is not ‘possession’ but ‘being.’ He emphasizes not to love in the way of possession but to love in the way of being. An immature person thinks of love as possession.
Another busy and hectic year is winding down as we enter the last couple of weeks of the year. As I look back at the continuous turning of the stages of circumstances and incidents throughout the year, I was reminded of the kaleidoscope of life.
Elder Kim has gone to be with the Lord last Sunday night. As elder Kim was passing away, a gift he left me was a warm hug. After completing all five services on Sunday, in order to send him to be with the Lord, we worshipped together in his last breath. While we were worshipping, elder Kim’s mind was clear.
It seems my tri-vocational role has got the best of me. As of Feb. 2016, I am not anymore a tri-vocational pastor. In fact, I’m not sure if I’m a pastor anymore because one of the positions I had to drop was being a church pastor. With “just” being a hospital and US Army chaplain, I am now in ministries where no one calls me a pastor, but a chaplain.
I just received a letter from a delightful lady. She was a member of a church where I was ordained in the ministry. What I remember most about her was the way she offered encouragement to the pastors of that church.
Wisdom is a power that allows one to stay on the fountainhead. Fountainhead signifies the origin of water. God is the origin of the living water. We must repeatedly return to God. God is the fountainhead of living water who provides everything for us.
Jonathan Howe, the Director of Strategic Initiatives at LifeWay Christian Resources, shares his thoughts on 8 important components to a church's website.
Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, shares five reasons he believes pastors of the millennial generation choose not to move to larger congregations.
As Pastor Jin O Jeong considers Jehovah's Witnesses' rejection of the Trinity, he argues that the Bible shows evidence of Jesus' divine nature, and that Jesus' divine nature as both God and human is central to the gospel and to the Christian faith.
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Angella Gratia, an 11th grade student at Global Vision Christian School, shares her thoughts on moving to this school from Salatiga, Indonesia.
An 11th grade student at Global Vision Christian School shares her and her peers' experiences at school.
The New Year is a gift of God. New Year is a gift that God especially gives to us to start afresh. God is the One who renews all creation. God made us into the new creation when we believed Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17). To us, who became the new creation, God gave new spirit, new song, new language, new heart, and new dream. God is the One who renews our youth like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:5). As another year passes by, how can we celebrate the new year with hope?