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. 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. 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 Although there is danger in focusing too much on physical appearance, ignoring or mistreating bodies is also wrong because God values human physical natures as well as spiritual. 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? Is the desire to complete marathons use similar impulses as Pelagianism? Jason Byassee reflects upon his marathon experience. 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 We praise Thee, O God, our Lord and our King!PD
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See more hymns... Bishop Advocates Heresy Over Division An illustration by Charles Colson sharing a quote by Peter James Lee on division in the church, appropriate for 2 Timothy 4:3, Acts 20:30, and 1 Timothy 1:9-11. The Long Dark Journey Using Scripture, song, and narrative, this readers’ theater invites the congregation to imagine Jesus’ walk from Gethsemane to the cross through the eyes of different characters along the way. The Fruits of Unity “At Pentecost…the humble piety of believers brought all these diverse languages into the unity of the Church. What discord had scattered, love was to gather together.” Commentary on John 20:19-23 and Acts 2:1-11 by Augustine. The Beauty of the Incarnation Death could not hold Christ in the grave. By defeating death he defeated sin and set us free from the tyranny of Satan. Cyril of Alexandria wrote beautifully and often of the incarnation and the victorious... Nicene Creed song (Mary Rose Jensen) Mary Rose Jensen writes a musical setting for the Nicene Creed, one of the earliest creedal statements of the Christian church, recited by Christians all around the world. The Will in Augustine’s Confessions This article on "The Will in Augustine’s Confessions" deals with Augustine's reasoning that the problem of evil results from man’s unruly will, not from an absence of thinking, or a lack of education. Misjudging the Future In this sermon illustration, Thomas Butts uses several examples of humorously wrong predictions for the future to demonstrate that we should be careful about making any unequivocal predictions. An Open Door An audio and written sermon that encourages clergy to open their doors to the community and cultures around them.