What is Christianity?

I started writing a post with the preliminary title: “is this ministry” in which I am beginning to examine the things we call ministry. I am seeking to ascertain if what we call “ministry” is really all that we claim it to be, or if it is just our modernized pseudo-christian secular humanist way of trying to earn our salvation and/or appear pious. After doing some writing on that subject I realized that was a little too in depth a subject to tackle without a strong foundation. That foundation is this post (I hope.)

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The Servant’s Heart

Last night I went to an event held by a local church with my family and we had a wonderful time. There was food, hay rides, bonfires, and plenty of chatting. I had a really good time. I think most people, including me, would consider the event a success. The local church – the congregation – was successful in providing a good time to the people in their community.

As the evening rolled on I kept looking around and thinking: there are all these people gathered together, is anyone going to share the Gospel? I continued to think about it as the evening progressed and dark started to set in, I started to wonder: should I just stand up on one of these tables and start preaching the Gospel? It wasn’t my event, wasn’t my churches event, and if I’m honest, fear won out.

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My Special Needs Child is a Blessing

My wife and I gave birth to a special needs child back in 2008. It’s hard. We love our little guy as much as any other child we have, but if we’re to be honest life is harder with, than without a special needs child. I have been told by several people over the years that they could not handle it, and because of that, they would have aborted. The first of those comments came only weeks after my wife gave birth to our son, and the last comment like that, or most recent, came only a few months ago.

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Response: TODD’S AMERICAN DISPATCH: Christian bakery closes after LGBT threats, protests

I can honestly say I saw this coming. I predicted that when we started legalizing same sex unions it would run down this path. I had debate after debate with those who said it wouldn’t. I showed research where it had done so in other countries which had legalized same sex unions. Person after person claimed, “It’s not the place of the state to decide who can and can’t spend their life together. It’s about love!”

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Why I Will Give Money to the Homeless

Lately I have seen a great many posts which recognize the homeless in our communities. It seems everyone has an opinion on what to do when you encounter them yet nobody seems to be going to the scriptures. At least it doesn’t seem to me that scripture matches what people are claiming we should or should not do with or for them.

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