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Heresy 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. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: David J. Lose 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. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Irenaeus 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) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Enter the Bible Author: Allen Padgett 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. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Michael Jinkins 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Heather Moffitt 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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Heather Moffitt Preaching from a Manuscript is Not Heresy This article mounts a vigorous and playful defense of 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... Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Tom Teichmann Losing Religion Seeing what the church can be like is enough to make you lose your religion. But thanks be to God it need not be enough to make you lose your hope. Resource type: Article Source: The CRC Network Author: Scott Hoezee 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. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Daniel Meeter Marathons as grace or heresy? Is the desire to complete marathons use similar impulses as Pelagianism? Jason Byassee reflects upon his marathon experience. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Full Text Hymns on Heresy We praise Thee, O God, our Lord and our King!PD
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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." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Roger Olson 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Charles W. Colson How To Disagree About Theology Without Kicking Each Other Out of the Church In this article, Bonnie Kristian writes how human beings instinctually want inclusion in some groups and exclusion from others and argues that Christians must allow these instincts to be transformed into love and acceptance for others. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Bonnie Kristian Whatever You Do, Do Not “Just Do It” This article encourages us to embody the gospel with discernment because our words and deeds give rise to interpretation. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Greg McKinzie Jesus and Children: Commentary on Colossians 3:20-21 Adults and parents, in the church, have the responsibility to bring children up in the faith as Jason Reynolds reminds us in his commentary on Colossians 3:20-21. He gives biblical exegesis, descriptive details, and more. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Jason Reynolds Easter: Cultural Resources This worship planning resource is for an Easter service. Juan M. Floyd-Thomas and Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr. presents these cultural resources that provides historical information, stories/illustrations, songs, and much more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Juan M. Floyd-Thomas Three Failing Strategies Being Used to Redefine the Trinity Geoff Holdsclaw reviews recent scholarship that compares the trinitarian understanding of the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to enlighten our understanding of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Geoff Holsclaw Nonexistent & Irreplacable Keep the religion in religious freedom Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal Author: Andrew Koppelman
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