That’s Preaching

Amy Ford - Embrace GraceI was listening to Focus on the Family this morning with the kids and they had representatives from Embrace Grace for Sanctity of Life week.  Amy Ford, president and co-founder of the organization, said :

“And so, [unchurched people] think [church] is about behavior modification, when it’s about a heart transformation….  But for some reason the church is known more for what it’s against than what it’s for and we have to change that in our culture.”

The biggest complaint I have from my atheist friends about religion in general but specifically Christianity is rooted in this one issue.

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Divorced Pastors

Divorce DecreeI have a good friend who is half way through seminary with plans to become a chaplain but just learned that his denomination will not ordain him due to a divorce.  He asked me for my opinion whether or not a divorce should prohibit a man from pursuing pastorship and wondered if Paul meant something else.  I am assuming that my friend was referring to 1 Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:6 where he says that leaders in the church should be the husband of one wife. (more…)

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