Thursday, November 24, 2016

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Thanksgiving as Theological Act: What Does it Mean to Give Thanks?

Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm — a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and the world we experience. Read More

32 Reasons to Give Thanks

The English pastor and commentator Matthew Henry (1662-1714) wrote a book on prayer just two years before his death. Henry's A Method for Prayer is the result of a life of meditating upon and praying through the Scriptures. This book is essentially an outline that walks the Christian through prayers of Adoration, Confession, Petition, Thanksgiving, Intercession, and a Conclusion. With each heading, he provides the content of the prayers from the Scriptures itself, because he hoped to give “an instance of the sufficiency of the Scripture to furnish for us for every good work.”1 Henry encourages the Christian to use God’s own words as the primary vocabulary for the words that we speak back to Him. Read More

Let’s Go Back to ‘Only Begotten’

The classical doctrine of the Trinity affirms that within the one, undivided being of God there are three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It also affirms that what distinguishes the three persons are their relations of origin: the Father is unbegotten, the Son is eternally begotten of the Father, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. The second point is referred to as the doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son. This doctrine has traditionally been grounded in a number of scriptural proof texts, one set of which is the five Johannine verses that, according to the Vulgate and the King James Version, affirm the Son is the “only begotten” Son of God (John 1:14, 18; 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9). Read More

Report: Biblical theology a predictor of church growth

The key ingredient for church growth in mainline Protestant denominations is Biblical theology, a recent Canadian study found. Read More

What You Must Know to Keep Leadership Simple

How can leaders sift through the complexity of leadership and focus on what is most important? It starts by knowing these four things.... Read More

Shocking Rise In Religious Persecution Fuelled By 'Islamist Hyper-Extremism' – Report

The emergence of "Islamist hyper-extremism" is primarily responsible for a shocking rise in religious persecution across the world, according to a new report released on Thursday. Read More
There is a strong likelihood that the new Trump administration through its domestic and foreign policies will further fuel this religious persecution.

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