In the evangelical church it's becoming increasingly popular to go 'liberal,' and frequently the reason given is that a greater openness and willingness to 'accept' people no matter what their lifestyle will ultimately enhance the churches standing in the world, make her more attractive and people will come flocking to it - I think of … Continue reading Going Liberal Will Not Save
Sin, not a word or a subject we are comfortable with - we'd rather talk about love and grace. We'd rather be affirmed than convicted. Patted on the backed rather than challenged and corrected. Following my last post re Steve Chalke's article in Christianity calling for a new understanding among Christians with regard to homosexual … Continue reading Essential Goodness or Total Depravity?
Last week Steve Chalke a British Evangelical came out in favour of giving God's blessing to homosexual relationships. There were a few problems with his arguments.... 1. He referred to his pastoral concerns being a guiding influence. I understand these concerns, but the reality is that this amounts to nothing more than deciding what's right … Continue reading A Conversation or Authoritative Word?