Search ResultsHeresy and Creativity David Lose reflects on orthodoxy and heresy, suggesting that only by pushing boundaries can we discern which boundaries are essential, and that only by risking the unorthodox can we be truly creative. Heresy and the Johannine Epistles In this podcast, Allen Padgett of Luther Seminary provides a brief, concise account of heresy addressed in the Johannine epistles in this video. (Length 0:30) My First Heresy In this reflection, Michael Jinkins finds it odd that Christianity places so much emphasis on holding metaphysical opinions about matters that cannot be known by mortals, suggesting a move past enforcing conformity to encouraging adventure. Bodies and Heresy This article argues for the centrality of physical health to our faith, suggesting that when we fail to care for our bodies, we are guilty of Gnosticism--the notion that bodies don’t matter as much as souls. Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy This article considers the value of manuscript preaching, urging preachers to be "true to themselves" and to use a manuscript without feeling guilty, if a manuscript will help them communicate better. Bodies and heresy Heather Moffitt offers three theological truths relevant to how we treat our bodies: we are called to be stewards of our bodies; salvation includes our bodies; and the eschatological restoration of all creation includes our bodies. Against Heresies This quote from "Against Heresies, 5.33.3 in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol. 1" describes the metaphor of the vine and branches representing Christ and Christians, specifically exploring how the vine will grow with time. Mitt the Heretic Writing on Mormonism and Islam as historical Christian heresies, this article by Daniel Meeter discusses explores interfaith ... a natural progression from the extent to which heresy persists within Protestantism. Marathons as Grace or Heresy? Does the desire to complete marathons have similar impulses as Pelagianism? Jason Byassee reflects upon his marathon experience. To run 26.2 miles is a massive achievement. But grace is always greater than our works. From Culture Wars to Hospitality A blog piece from The Colossian Forum, a group dedicating to engaging conflict. The blog recapitulates a "workshop introducing our approach to difficult conversations, tailoring it to the needs of higher education institutions." Bishop Advocates Heresy Over Division This sermon illustration for 2 Timothy 4:3, Acts 20:30, or 1 Timothy 1:9-11 is a quote highlighting themes of unity and conflict: "If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy." The Importance of Knowing Heresy This sermon illustration outlines the importance of knowing heresy, suggesting that it "is almost impossible to appreciate the meaning of orthodoxy without understanding the heresies that forced its development." Full Text Hymns on Heresy The Church's one foundationPD
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See more hymns... New challenges, ancient solutions Written by Robert Webber and others, “Call to an Ancient-Evangelical Future” criticized the practices of worship and discipleship of the contemporary evangelical church, exhorting it to shun modernity by practicing a faith consistent with inherited tradition.... She Would Follow only Christ This article tells the story of Katharina Schütz Zell (c. 1498–1562), and her place in the early history of the Protestant Reformation as one who defended the maligned and followed Christ. He Wanted to Justify Himself Emily Stroble's reflection on Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) sees the people who disagree with us as "Samaritans" and challenges us to be willing to receive mercy from them. Abraham’s Other Wife: Negotiating Homosexuality in a Situation of Ecclesiological Chaos Using the story of Abraham and Hagar, Michael Pahls argues that the church, while it cannot condone homosexual practice, can no longer "other" gay Christians. They are kin, he says, and bound up with us. Contend for the Faith David Bast and Scott Hoezee consider the book of Jude. Jude’s urgent memo to the church is to remain vigilant, recognize perversions of the gospel truth, and commit ourselves to God who can uphold us. A Call for Evangelical Christian Nonviolence This 1975 article by Ronald Sider discusses peace and nonviolence in the context of cold-war era politics. Thomas as the First Heretic Thomas was the first Christian to dissent formally from a fundamental conviction of the gathered church. Yet he remained in the community centered on Christ--humble and open and ultimately forgiven and transformed by Christ's peace. Not a Soap Opera This article argues that the “soap opera” aspects of 16th century religious reform in England allowed women to play vital parts in a national drama.