Ah Jesus, I See What You Did There

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The youth group has been talking about things Jesus left us. We’ve been exploring the meaning behind symbols that Jesus created for his followers- symbols he meant to continually shape the identity of the Christian community.

We discussed the beauty of baptism in its metaphoric death and rebirth.  Then we came together to remember the body and blood of Christ in communion, anticipating the day when we’ll drink of the cup at table with him.

We talked about how many Protestant traditions hold up these two symbols, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as the “sacraments” Jesus ordained for his followers to keep.  Then we talked about something else… something like a third symbol: Read more “Ah Jesus, I See What You Did There”

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Go Into All The World[s]: Evaluating Christian Presence in the Online Gaming Community

“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”

Mark 16:15

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INTRODUCTION

The online gaming community is one quickly growing “unreached” subgroup of society and, as with any social phenomena, the Christian church has responded in a number of different ways. Read more “Go Into All The World[s]: Evaluating Christian Presence in the Online Gaming Community”

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Contracting MTD

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MTD stands for Moralistic Therapeutic Deism – a technical diagnosis of Christianity that has devolved into a much more palatable religion, featuring a God that teaches people to be nice, might save them from trouble, is patently uninvolved in the world, and doesn’t really impact people’s lives.[1] Read more “Contracting MTD”

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