Mark Buchanan’s new year reflection may seem to start a bit maudlin, but goes on to remind us that the change and decay which comes with passing years is meant to usher us from attachment to the temporal and direct us to the eternal. And the season of life which he describes also seems eerily …

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As thoughts turn to the year ahead, Harry Reeder explains how the Christian can always know what God’s will is for their lives. Many believers are subtly drawn to solving the dilemma of doubts, confusion and fear by “reading the tea leaves” of life’s circumstances. This endeavor is usually pursued in the name of discerning …

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This is what happens when you put your pastor on the cleaning roster. You have been warned. From CNN’s belief blog. Bethlehem, Israel (CNN) – Clergy from two Christian sects came to blows in the Church of the Nativity on Wednesday morning, prompting police to storm the Bethlehem holy site. Several dozen Greek Orthodox and …

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Continuing reflections to prepare for the new year ahead. Questioning is not the same as negativity. Questions are necessary for leaders to learn and grow. From Mark Altrogge at The Blazing Center, It’s Not Wrong To Question Your Leaders. The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived …

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