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Why I Mentor

Sweeting_DonImagine a Timothy or Titus without a Paul, a Joshua without a Moses, an Elisha without an Elijah, an Apollos without an Aquilla or Priscilla. Imagine the disciples without Jesus! It’s hard to, isn’t it? And when I try to imagine it, it doesn’t look good. Because each of these peoples was nurtured and guided by older or more experienced believers.

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Conference on Gay Marriage & Gay Ministry
Veith_Gene... Doxology, the Lutheran institute on pastoral care (as well as care for pastors)? hosting a conference on what may become the biggest pastoral issue of our time: Speaking the Truth in Love: A Compassionate Response to Same Sex Attraction and Same Sex MarriageOne of the speakers will be Robert George, the Princeton thinker who is a leading defender of traditional marriage. Read more...
 
Four Questions to Check Your Church Culture
Wax__4There’s only so much you can learn about a church from their website. ... But the calendar and confession don’t necessarily tell you about the church’s culture. Culture is the heart of your church, the atmosphere your church creates – whatever makes your church unique. Read more...
 
The Crazy Culture of Complementarianism
Wax__4... I've been watching the discussion about complementarianism - "new wave" and "old wave." ... I wonder if there's an aspect in this conversation that has been overlooked. It's not about the specifics of complementarian viewpoints, but the kind of culture that sometimes grows up around complementarianism. Read more...
 
Jesus Doesn’t Send a Christian to the Nations, But a Church
Wax__4Western readers have tended to read the Great Commission passages (especially Luke 24 and Matthew 28) in light of the autonomous individual. We interpret the commissioning scenes as tasks assigned to individual Christians. But a proper focus on the corporate dimension of these accounts helps us understand the commissionings in light of . . . Read more...
 
Holy Community and Sacred Space
wheaton. . . We are a people in a special relationship with God whose behaviour reflects that unique status. Nurturing that special relationship is part of what believers are to do . . . Reflecting on sacred space can also help us to recall our special relationship with God.     Read more...
 
Holy Community and Time
wheatonIt is Advent season once again. Evangelicals don't usually give much attention to the church calendar and it may be that our neglect of it results in the loss of something that is vital to our holiness. If holy community is about being a special people to God then our lives ought to center on God.   Read more...
 
Holiness and Relationship
wheatonTo describe the church as "holy" is to assert, as Peter declares, that it is to be a "people for God's own possession." That is, it has a unique and exclusive relationship to God. Israel as a community was to serve as a model of this privileged status . . . Read more...
 
Holy Community
wheaton. . . At its most basic level, the Church as holy community means that it is “set apart for God.” This involves at least two aspects. The community is both for God's pleasure and for His purposes.  Israel’s formation as a people testifies to this . . . Read more...
 
Post-Olympic Reflections on Holy Community
wheatonFor twelve days in July the world was captivated by the Olympic Games held in London, England. As I watched the games, I could not help but notice some parallels with the life of the church. Let me share several of them. Read more...
 
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