Listening to how people speak, how they think and whether a word choice carries with it a positive or negative connotation can quickly suggest some impressions about doctrine. Recently a candid meeting confirmed my suspicions. Apparently some regard doctrine as a dirty word. How did we arrived here?
Consider the following stereotypes from history. For many, such story snippets exist in mere memory, nevertheless I suspect they resonate and wield determinative power over current perspectives. Once we understand something about the journey, what might the next steps be?
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An amazing story emerges from the pages of the New Testament. No, I am not referring to God’s love in sending Jesus to rescue us from our sins, although this is truly amazing. Rather, I am referring to the glimpses we are permitted into another astounding and sobering story, a story involving people. Continue reading “Entrusted”
by Barry Newton
An extraordinary claim with profound implications protrudes from Paul’s contribution to the New Testament assaying modern motivations and ministry. Although Paul never gleaned from Jesus’ earthly ministry, Paul asserted Jesus had revealed to him his message (Galatians 1:11-12) Continue reading “Entrusted”