Civil Religion Has No Place in God’s House | TGC

“This weekend, churches across the United States set aside their usual time devoted to worshiping Jesus in order to celebrate our nation. On most Sundays Jesus is the center of the worship service. But on Sunday before Independence Day, Jesus often take a backseat to the flag. In one prominent megachurch, members of the congregation …

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Threats of “Civil War” Increase from Far-Right (Dominionist) Evangelicals

Update: Robert Jeffress, Franklin Graham, Jim Bakker, Paula White, Cindy Jacobs… all of these are spreading messages which are inciting / fomenting their followers to warhttps://t.co/mMOajZUt1R… pic.twitter.com/htX06JFCHk — Lamb’s Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) September 30, 2019 If you’re wondering why a Southern Baptist preacher said impeaching Trump would lead to Civil War, here’s a brief history of …

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Twisting the cross: The deadly theology of white supremacy | Religion News Service

“When we miss the central message of God’s love, the sacred cross can get twisted into something profane, even evil. Some of the most horrifying things in history have happened at the hands of Christians with poisonous theology, divorced from grace. It’s what happened with Hitler and the Holocaust. It was the case with slavery …

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“Star Wars and the Ancient Religion” -Ligonier

The appearance of a new episode of the Star Wars film series is an important moment for Christian witness. To be sure, we can shrug our shoulders, since Star Wars is old news. Or we can enthusiastically introduce our grandchildren to what we might think is a beloved, harmless yarn. Or we can—and should—discover in …

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A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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‪The “Great Commission” is NOT what Fundamentalist Evangelicals Say‬

We have record in the Christian New Testament Gospels (Matthew 28:18-20) that Jesus commanded his Disciples (those immediately in front of him at the time he spoke) to “go into all the world” on his supreme authority, in order to make yet other disciples, by teaching them what Jesus himself taught and by baptizing them …

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The Historical Ills of Dominion Theology, Kingdom Now Theology and Covenant Replacement Theology

There are some forms of Christianity that hold to the belief (i.e. “covenant replacement theology”) that Christians are to establish God’s kingdom on earth through societal, legal and political means… and historically, these kinds of Christians have started wars, crusades and even City/States (ex. Vatican, Geneva, Amsterdam) in order to spread or “bring in” God’s …

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Jesus Is Not Your American Patriot | TGC

I live in the South, where “God and country” is a popular sentiment. Despite the fact that America was reputedly built on Judeo-Christian values, this seemingly honorable motto is problematic. It fails to promote an ideology that seeks God’s glory and multinational kingdom while encouraging American citizens to submit to his will. Instead, it turns …

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Reforming the Professional Ministry Paradigm

Readers of Lamb’s Harbinger will recall many posts over the last 2-3 years, which call for a reformation of pastoral, professional ministry. At the time of posting this blog article, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation dawns. Yet, those reformers and dissenters did not push their reform to the matter of church polity/governance. For …

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