Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field

Ex-Evangelical Conversations: Christian Abuse Survivor, College Student, and Future Journalist Elizabeth Hunter, Part I – Not Your Mission Field Be warned that today’s installment of Ex-Evangelical Conversations is a very disturbing read. Currently a senior at a Christian college, Elizabeth Hunter’s path has been a harrowing one of survival involving parental negligence, re-homing, sexual abuse, …

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Authoritarian Christianity, or, what Franklin Graham Really Means when he Equates Progressivism with Godlessness – Not Your Mission Field

Authoritarian Christianity, or, what Franklin Graham Really Means when he Equates Progressivism with Godlessness – Not Your Mission Field — Read on chrisstroop.com/2018/05/30/authoritarian-christianity-or-what-franklin-graham-really-means-when-he-equates-progressivism-with-godlessness/amp/

“Preacher” and “Preaching”: Some Lexical Observations | Craig A. Evans

[For the full, published article with its excellent compilation of the subject's biblical and usage data, see HERE (JETS)] Response to Article: I am enthused to learn that monologues by “bishops” did not become the mode for Christian meetings until the 4th Century A.D.. Until then, believers just communed in prayer together, ate together, worshipped …

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Reimagining Church by Frank Viola

In January 2008, Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola and George Barna rocked the Christian world. Yet it was only the first half of the argument. It was never meant to be a stand-alone book. In August 2008, Reimagining Church by Frank Viola author was released, which begins to present the second half of the argument. …

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INSURGENCE by Frank Viola – The Gospel of the Kingdom

In today’s politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the radical gospel of the kingdom. With gripping power, he challenges Christians to reclaim the lost kingdom message …

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Why I am Post-Evangelical & Post-Denominational

[Updated: June 7, 2018] By droves, Xennials and Millennials are exiting American, Evangelical churches. While a few ecclesiologists and missiologists saw a trending decline (since 2010ish) in Evangelicalism (See this ARTICLE based on the book, The Great Evangelical Recession), no one foresaw such a dramatic exodus of Evangelicalism by these younger generations. I am at …

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The 5 Main Reasons Spiritual Abuse Survivors Don’t “Do Well”

When a member of a spiritually abusive church finally gathers the courage to leave, life can get messy for that person and their family. How could it be otherwise, when one has been duped & repressed by a cultish faith group? From those who have escaped spiritually abusive churches, I repeatedly hear that the "leadership" …

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7 Passages that Correct Pushy Pastors

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their …

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