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Is Christianity Better than Truth?

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself ...


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Crippled Birds of Truth

Many of the doctrinal divisions among the churches are the result of a blind and stubborn insistence that truth has but one wing.


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Separatists?

A church had a sign in front: JESUS ONLY. One night a storm blew out the first three letters and left US ONLY. Too many churches have come to that.


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Flee Contentiousness

Eschew controversy, my brethren, as you would eschew the entrance to hell itself! Let them have it their own way. Let them talk, let them write, let them ...


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A Schismatic Discussion

Comedian Emo Philips used to tell this story:

In conversation with a person I had recently met, I asked, "Are you Protestant or Catholic?"

My new acquaintance ...


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Website Guards Against "Dissing the Dead"

The laws of etiquette proclaim that we should not speak ill of the dead—especially the recently deceased. There is one place, however, where this ...


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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Ministry of Listening
Christians, especially ministers, so often think they must always contribute something when they are in the company of others, that this is the one service ...

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Ancient Christian Wisdom on Staying Committed to Community

When you experience conflict or pain in a church setting, don't run away to another church. It's often better to stay put and work through it. That's ...


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Take Responsibility for Your Part in Conflict

I used to do a lot of marriage counseling, and often one spouse would come in the office and start ranting and raving, "My husband does this …;" ...


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Musical Artists Clash Over a Tiny Musical Piece

In October, 2011, The New York Times ran an article about two musical giants whose longtime relationship unraveled over a tiny piece of music. Helene ...


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