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Church Renewal Through Prayer

Unlocking the Power for Church Renewal

January 28, 2016

Here in the West, we must emulate our fellow believers in the developing world and commit to faithful prayer if we’re serious about Church renewal.

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Saint Hilary, Arianism & Materialistic Humanism

January 13, 2016

Liturgical traditions commemorate Saint Hilary of Poitiers today. Hilary’s struggle against the Arian heresy during the fourth century AD serves as an example to modern Christians.

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For Christians, History May Be Meandering, but It Has a Purpose

January 4, 2016

Christian commentary, especially among English-speaking Protestants, about God’s perceived hand in the ebb and flow of momentous human events used to be far more common.

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Christmas Song for the Lost and Broken

December 25, 2015

And if we are honest, we understand that all of us are lost and broken — just that with some, the lostness and brokenness are more visible than with others.

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“Our Father” or Fairy God Mother?

June 9, 2015

The Church of England wants to address God as a female. Does God get a say in this?

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It’s Not Gay: Examining Liberation from Lifestyle Bondage

October 19, 2014

Feelings of “being used,” suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, and other disorders mark the lives of many suffering with gender confusion. The solution is a life grounded in Christ’s love.

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Jesus, Elvis & Bishop Spong

August 1, 2014

Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong used to be a big deal. In the 1980s he appeared on talk shows and wrote provocative books suggesting the Virgin Mary was impregnated by a Roman soldier, or…

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The Festival Where ‘Christianity’ Is Just Earth Worship

July 11, 2014

One could be forgiven for thinking he had accidentally wandered off the Christian festival and stepped into some sort of Wiccan stone ceremony…

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Our Faith and Our Nation

July 4, 2014

Despite the many blessings on our own land, Christians in America are understandably in a funk and sometimes ambivalent about their civic responsibilities.

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Why Al-Qaeda Declared ‘We Must Eliminate the Cross’

April 30, 2014

This follows sharia doctrine that says Christianity’s ultimate elimination will be carried out by Jesus,who is really an Islamist.


Missional United Methodism for the 21st Century – Part 5 of 6: Active Faith

June 28, 2013

The following remarks were delivered by UMAction Director John Lomperis on June 15 at the annual lunch of Cal-Pac Renewal, the evangelical renewal caucus within the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Activism:…


Missional United Methodism for the 21st Century – Part 3 of 6: The Cross of Christ

June 26, 2013

The following remarks were delivered by UMAction Director John Lomperis on June 15 at the annual lunch of Cal-Pac Renewal, the evangelical renewal caucus within the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Centrality…