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Is the depiction of Jesus and other religions in The Shack true?

I received this question in the open forum at the end of Discussions on The Shack last Thursday. I am going to direct back to several posts that I have written in the past on this topic. Christianity and Other Religions Good News for All Can one be saved by faith in God alone, without faith […]

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Speedlinking – February 19, 2009

Why you shouldn’t copy us or anyone else applies to churches as well. Apple’s design process might have some good things to teach about worship design. Hilarity at this blog post – BabyNamer.com Good insights at Top Ten Differences – Small town to megachurch Adam Hamilton asks the provocative question, In 44 Years U.S. UMC […]

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I am proud of… my mom

I am proud of my mom, Joyce Conard. She cares for people in a profound way and I have felt her care for many years. I respect her knowledge as a nurse and her flexibility to work in many different settings throughout her working life – learning something new at each place. I am impressed […]

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God and the Bailout Plan

I received the following question in an email from a member of the congregation Question: I was at a fundraiser for brain cancer this weekend and I was approached by someone and asked what I thought about the financial bailout bill. After I offered my opinion and we talked about it for a few minutes, […]

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What does God think of divorce?

Email Received: I am writing because I have a few questions I need help with. I am recently divorced. It seems my wife didn’t understand that you are not supposed to date other people when you are married. We tried to work it out the first time 3 years ago, but the second time she […]

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Who is Jesus to you?

I heard this question last week and it really stuck with me. It is a simple question that can say a lot about someone’s journey of faith. I think that it could be asked effectively to both Christians and non-Christians. It doesn’t have a pre-supposed “right answer” and is non-confrontational. My response? Jesus is my […]

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Of Justification by Faith and Works

I believe that we are saved by grace through faith and that our works as Christians come as a natural result of our faith being lived in our daily interactions. I recently read Of Justification by Faith and Works by William Law and was challenged to think harder about the relationship between faith and works. […]

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Name Your Price II – Church, Faith and Theology Books

As Nicole and I are starting to pack up to move to our new home we continue to unclutter our bookshelves and you can benefit. This is Name Your Price – Round 2. Name your price on any or all of the books that you can find here – http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pRDjTt3QKYSm_9L3uNCYmQw Send me an email at […]

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Finish It – Journey of Faith (4 of 5)

This series is about your thoughts. Each day I will post a sentence starter and invite you to finish it with a comment. The next step in my journey of faith may be…

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Last Chance!

This is the last chance to Name Your Price on Church, Faith and Theology Books. My loss is your gain.

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Name Your Price – Church, Faith and Theology Books

I am uncluttering my bookshelves and you can benefit. Name your price on any or all of the books that you can find here – http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pRDjTt3QKYSm_9L3uNCYmQw Send me an email at andrew.conard (at) cor . org with “Name Your Price” in the subject line. Include the titles that you want and your offer price. I […]

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Can one be saved by faith in God alone, without faith in Christ?

As I was picking up my things after teaching the Builders Class, I was asked this question by a member of the small group (Bible 101)that was coming into the same room at 10:45. This question touches on the issue of Christianity and other religions and my first response would be to be in reference […]