A True Brother

Stephen B Calvert Clariosophic

Stephen B Calvert Clariosophic

There was once a Christian man who worked hard every day and provided well for his family. He and his wife had several children and his career was going wonderfully. One day he fell very ill and could no longer work. His health continued to decline until he could no longer walk. He needed assistance for bathing, and every sort of personal care. His wife, faithful as ever, took care of him, but they were behind in their bills and feared they would lose their home.

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Does Anyone Know What Biblical Christianity is Anymore?

I have been looking for something to write about for a few days and nothing has been hitting me. I can’t often just sit down and make things up. I have to be interested, passionate, or inspired to sit down and talk about something.

This morning, I was less than ten minutes out of bed, and I found my wife reading me this question. I hear, and read this question in one form or another probably three or four times a week from various brothers struggling to grasp an understanding of why there is such a stark contrast between the Biblical examples and the American professors. Once again a brother this morning was struggling trying to reconcile what he sees of a Christian in scripture and what he sees of those in this world.

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Pharisaical, or a Measure of Obedience?

Judgmental, legalistic, Pharisaical – These are terms I have heard the professing Christian use to identify others, or others behavior when they are being challenged by them. My own wife was once referenced as Pharisaical because she pointed out that Jesus said, “You will know them by their fruit.” Over the years of hearing these terms slung around like mud toward anyone that a “Christian” finds challenging I have come to realize that it is very likely that they have no clue what they are saying, or even referring to.

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Sheep Vs. Sheep

In an effort to better understand scripture I began a study this morning on sheep. Sheep? Yes, sheep. Jesus consistently refers to his followers as sheep. He also references the lost as goats, a study I plan to take on as well. The word sheep is used 40 times in the New Testament alone. It’s used over 180 times throughout the Bible. The word is not always used in reference to a believer, but it quite frequently is.

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Christians and Sports – Do You Support the Team?

There was a time in my life when I could list virtually every hockey player on the North Stars team. Of course I was just a kid. Names like Dino Ciccarelli, Neal Broten, and Mike Modano were easily remembered. Games played, goals, and positions, were among the many stats I filled my mind with. I was deeply disappointed, and as a result gave up watching hockey, when the Stars moved to Texas.

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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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