PASTORAL RESOUCES NETWORK

Modern Need The local body has an opportunity to be more connected than ever before. Through the networking of parachurch organizations, such as CBNW, a trusted system of churches has been established regionally which allows the opportunity to serve many local bodies. As technology has increased the ability for networking to become automated and instant,Continue reading “PASTORAL RESOUCES NETWORK”

A RESPONSE TO THE IDEA OF JUSTIFIABLE INFANTICIDE FOR SINFUL HUMANS

1. the scriptures of the new and old testament do not say that all people are loathsome and evil… what they say is that all people are sinful…. the blood sacrifices for sin are a means to cover up the guilt of sin that humanity can not get over… they are not for the eradicationContinue reading “A RESPONSE TO THE IDEA OF JUSTIFIABLE INFANTICIDE FOR SINFUL HUMANS”

THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE

Theologically speaking, one of the primary purposes of the marriage relationship, for a Christian, is toward creating a new biological community that is subservient to the infinite community of the Godhead. It is a sober task wherein two individuals either make a choice to create a new rebel unit, that joins the ranks opened toContinue reading “THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE”

AN EASTER LETTER FOR THE DISTANCED CHURCH / APRIL 12th, 2020

To the Body at Aletheia. In times past, the church has forgotten who it is. It has often mistaken function for identity and forsaken the privilege of open worship for the convenience of choice of worship. But in times such as this where the trials of the day shape tomorrow’s every day, the church hasContinue reading “AN EASTER LETTER FOR THE DISTANCED CHURCH / APRIL 12th, 2020”

ABF’S ROLE IN GATHERING MISFITS

I believe that each local body reflects the need of the day. If a town is very poor, than God brings a body to that town to alleviate the need of the poor. One might say that the situation, at large, is what necessitates a local body. This is consistent with how Paul planted andContinue reading “ABF’S ROLE IN GATHERING MISFITS”

ON SOLIDARITY IN THE BODY

This is something I have had to learn as well. My heart has been broken more than a few times by those I considered to be fellow soldiers with me. In the beginning of my adult ministry, I had never seen people come and go. When people started to leave, it was very difficult. EspeciallyContinue reading “ON SOLIDARITY IN THE BODY”

ON POLARIZATION OF THE CHURCH

 Yes, I believe that the Polarization process of “separating the wheat from the tares” into an Apostate church and the true believers is accelerated. I think this is mostly due to technology. It connects us. Now more than ever, a hive mind has begun to emerge and a war is taking place that is noContinue reading “ON POLARIZATION OF THE CHURCH”

GOSPEL OF JOHN PARAPHRASE

*DISCLAIMER: THIS WORK REFLECTS MY ATTEMPT TO PARAPHRASE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN FOR MY OWN WITNESSING. I SHARE IT WITH THE NOTE THAT, WHILE SOMETIMES INSIGHTFUL, IT IS SOMETIMES MISGUIDED AND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF NOT VIEWED IN SUBMISSION TO A MORE DEVELOPED BIBLICAL THOUGHT PROCESS. THOUGH IT WAS A PART OF MY SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, IContinue reading “GOSPEL OF JOHN PARAPHRASE”

A CALL TO ARMS / DRAFT PAGES

PART ONE PART TWO *DISCLAIMER: THIS WORK REFLECTS MY ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND MY CALL TO MY FAITH. I SHARE IT WITH THE NOTE THAT, WHILE SOMETIMES INSIGHTFUL, IT IS SOMETIMES MISGUIDED AND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF NOT VIEWED IN SUBMISSION TO A MORE DEVELOPED BIBLICAL THOUGHT PROCESS. THOUGH IT WAS A PART OF MY SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT,Continue reading “A CALL TO ARMS / DRAFT PAGES”

BIG RED SKETCHBOOK / SKETCHBOOK THOUGHTS

DISCLAIMER: THIS SKETCHBOOK REFLECTS MY ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF TRUTH. I SHARE IT WITH THE NOTE THAT, WHILE SOMETIMES INSIGHTFUL, IT IS ULTIMATELY MISGUIDED AND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF NOT VIEWED IN SUBMISSION TO THE BIBLE. THOUGH IT WAS A PART OF MY EVOLUTION OF THOUGHT, I WOULD NOT AND DO NOT TEACH THIS.

DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part two

REVELATION All things revealed Philosophically, Christianity’s claim to be God’s ultimate tool rises and falls with how it handles these ideas and questions. Earlier I had mentioned that it is a completely dependant religion. In this sense, Christianity is different than most other belief systems. There are two factors at play which make Christianity ultimatelyContinue reading “DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part two”

DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part one

RELIGION the Nature of religion “The world is a vampire…” The words of the Smashing Pumpkins flowed through the airwaves of 1995 with a shocking conviction matched by the disturbingly forceful tenor of lead singer and writer Billy Corgan. This seminal grunge song, an anthem for a growing anti-God nihilism rang out with such bravadoContinue reading “DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part one”

DECONSTRUCTING SALVATION

with contributions by Monte McGary II Introduction Salvation is one of the most debated concepts of Christian theology.  Within the institutionalized organized churches of the Protestant movement, and the Church of Rome, the idea of Salvation has evolved into a doctrine of infinitely intricate explanations.  These explanations have massive ramifications for our view on soContinue reading “DECONSTRUCTING SALVATION”

INVERTED APOLOGETICS

a response to the dilemma of Maladaptive Inverted Hermeneutics Introducing Apologetics To have an apologetic method is to have a relationship with the truth. One cannot argue a simple statement, such as that, “Christ is Lord,” without first presupposing definition to these words. To be Lord, must mean something specific. More to the point, toContinue reading “INVERTED APOLOGETICS”

A CALL TO ARMS

*DISCLAIMER: THIS WORK REFLECTS MY ATTEMPT TO UNDERSTAND MY CALL TO MY FAITH. I SHARE IT WITH THE NOTE THAT, WHILE SOMETIMES INSIGHTFUL, IT IS SOMETIMES MISGUIDED AND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL IF NOT VIEWED IN SUBMISSION TO A MORE DEVELOPED BIBLICAL THOUGHT PROCESS. THOUGH IT WAS A PART OF MY SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, I DO NOT CONSIDERContinue reading “A CALL TO ARMS”

THE BIBLE AS REVELATION

Why a postmodern Christian should know his Bible A Postmodern language for absolute terms The Bible has always been a work of great contention. Whether belief in the Bible’s historicity, or surety of the Bible’s claim to infallibility, believing in the Bible is a complex task. As Christians, it is a foundational task to ourContinue reading “THE BIBLE AS REVELATION”