Safety is Not a Virtue

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John Richardson, communications director at Generous Church, recently blogged about how the Christian faith calls adherents to step away from a life of safety and security.  After quoting Craig Groeschel, Erwin McManus, David Platt, Francis Chan and Jesus, he summarizes the big idea thusly: Here’s the problem with playing it safe - safety is not a virtue in the Kingdom of God.  Instead, the Gospel calls us to the exact opposite: a radical departure from the “safe” things of this world and an Read More …

Should our Government Engage in Wealth Redistribution?

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"Democrats in America today are twice as likely as Americans in the Great Depression era to favor imposing heavy taxes on the rich as a means of redistributing wealth, according to data published today by the Gallup poll." These are the first words in Terence P. Jeffrey's article on cbsnews.com about a poll of 1,077 adults conducted April 7-11, 2011.  The wording of this question and the responses are shown in the image at right. So What? Most New Testament scholars agree that Jesus Read More …

Multiethnic Calling

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Mark DeYmaz is the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas and the co-founder and current Executive Director of the Mosaic Global Network, which is a relational network of local church pastors/planters, researchers, educators and ministry leaders, that exists to catalyze the growing movement toward multiethnic economically diverse churches.  His article in the March/April edition of "Outreach" featured brief excerpts from key speakers at the Multi-ethnic Church Conference, which was Read More …

The Acceptable Year of the Lord – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Today our nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  While many people know about The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., far fewer are familiar with any of his sermons beyond "I Have a Dream."  I invite you to take a few minutes to read two excerpts from Dr. King's sermon entitled "Guidelines for a Constructive Church," which he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on June 5, 1966. This morning I would like to submit to you that we who are followers of Jesus Christ, and we who must Read More …