Tagged: Church

Strippers for Christ?

Well, not really – they’re former strippers who have become xians, and weekly go to strip clubs to pay for lap dances and share the gospel with the working girls.  They’ve started a ministry, supported by the Baptists (gotta love those Baptists) called JCs Girls. ...

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Recently Consecrated Gay Bishop Checks into Rehab

Gene Robinon was consecrated as a Bisop by the Episcopal church in 2003.  His recent admission into an alcohol rehab clinic brings up many questions: 1. Does this hurt the gay cause? Are they embarrassed, or since they embrace our weaknesses to the point of...

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The Gospel message with a beat

The emergence of hip-hop within the Church caused the Christian Science Monitor do examine the trend in the article, ‘Shake it out for Jesus’: Churches co-opt hip-hop. Having my own experience with hip-hop and churches opposed to it, I thought I would share some of...

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Reformed Charismatics – Bridging the Theological Divide?

Our church has been wrestling with issues of late both on the Charismatic and Reformed ends of the theological spectrum. So I was especially intrigued by this post by Adrian Warnock entitled "What is a Reformed Charismatic?" Although I haven’t had the opportunity to follow...

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Preachers and Politics

Mark D. Roberts concludes a series on Politics and the Church today by examining whether pastors should speak about politics from the pulpit and whether should even be allowed to endorse specific candidates. The entire series is worth reading as Mark has been wrestling with...

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Does the Church have it backwards?

With the conclusion of Justice Sunday II (I echo Jim’s opinion at Stone’s Cry Out), I thought now might be a good time to discuss the American evangelical church’s seeming obessions with politics and condemnation of wordly activities. Is that the best way of doing...

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The Emergent Church on PBS

My favorite show on TV of late has been PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.  This week, they had an excellent first of a two part series on The Emergent Church.  Not only does their page have the transcript and the video of the show, it...

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