No Variableness, Neither Shadow of Turning

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17, KJV “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are … Continue reading

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Love God; Love Others

“The church is always more than a school …. But the church cannot be less than a school. Its faith, hope, and love all express themselves in teaching and confession.” Jaroslav Pelikan, The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600), 1 There … Continue reading

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Fields of Separation

“When the Old Testament speaks about ‘instruction’ or the New Testament about ‘the doctrine,’ this includes teaching about both confession and conduct, both theology and ethics. A separation between them is fatal, a distinction unavoidable….” Jaroslav Pelikan, The Emergence of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Identity

I believe that nondenominational Christianity is a dead end. What tends to happen is that any marks of identity are shed until there is nothing left. Churches that start out as nondenominational eventually occupy a denominational space. I have no … Continue reading

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