The church will gather together tomorrow to hear the news of the unsuccessful life. From Upside-Down Spirituality: Christianity has a God who knows that if the church runs the way of success, we’ll eventually tumble headfirst into the grave of irrelevance. That’s where the quest for success leads us – into a kind of death, …

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Chad Bird likens the action of the church in greeting the me generation with an emphasis on an individualistic experience of salvation to attempting to douse a fire with petrol. His comments below are well balanced in that they do not make the fulfilment of Adam and Eve out to be marriage, as if any …

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Marriage, contrary to popular thought is not a dream within a dream. It is a mutual commitment by two people to live as one for the the duration of their lives. And if it was easy, why would we need promises to hold ourselves to it? From Chad Bird: That’s why love is not something …

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The effort to recover the priesthood of all believers can’t be an effort to impose a pastorhood of all believers. Something is lost if everyone is pressganged into some form of pastoral function. More is lost if everyone doesn’t understand that whatever it is they are doing is their expression of the priestly function we’re …

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