Tag: ministry

  • Gospel, Grammar, and the Infallibility of Dogma — Eclectic Orthodoxy

    Dogmas are the constitutive doctrines that define the Christian faith. Such dogmas must be believed by Christians, because they articulate essential dimensions of God’s self-revelation in Christ and thus norm the Church’s proclamation of the gospel. I have found Lutheran ecumenist George Lindbeck of great assistance in understanding the nature of dogma. In his groundbreaking […] […]

  • Are Prayers to Guardian Angels Apostolic? — Orthodox Christian Theology

    While much of what separates Protestants from Orthodox (or any branch of Apostolic Christianity) is couched in soteriological differences, if we are honest the main points of differences pertain to orthopraxy. The Orthodox stand, they repeat prayers, they have icons, they sort of believe in Purgatory, they pray to saints/angels as well as God, and […] […]

  • The Baptism of Jesus and The Missing Verses in the Lectionary Gospel Text — pastordawn is a Lutheran minister from Canada with great insights and reflections

    While musing on the readings for this coming Sunday, I came across these notes that I made when these readings came up – Baptism of Jesus 2010. I offer them to my preaching colleagues in the hope that we might move beyond the story as it has been read during worship so that we might […] […]

  • Disruption​ in the Church: Are You Ready?

    Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating […]

  • Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]

  • The Church and Risk Assessments

    The Church and Risk Assessments

    Churches need a Chief Information Security “Officer” commonly called a CISO.  This is the person responsible for the risk assessments.  As privacy becomes more prominent in 2019, you will begin to experience the need for a CISO.  The risk assessment will be your key for defending your actions, should someone question why or why not […]

  • Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared

    Curch Reimaged and Reinvented: Are you prepared

    By now most of us who have been in ministry and church planting for some years, we have read all the playbooks on reinventing your church, we have learned from the best in the field. What they wrote is correct. These great thinkers have moved us to new ways of thinking about our church and […]

  • Remembering Thomas Merton

    Remembering Thomas Merton

    Yesterday, we remembered the death of Thomas Merton fifty years ago, 10 December 1968. Now for me, it was important. I am profoundly impressed by how the legacy of Thomas Merton continues to grow. My first encounter with who the man was, what his writings were all about, and the life he led goes back […]

  • God? Are you really there? Hello!

    To see this musing and all of Richard ‘s musings and writings along with visiting authors and commentators visit: https://allthingscyberspace.com Enjoy!