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How ‘No Creed But the Bible’ Subverts the Bible – Christian Article

It sounds so heartening when you first hear it: “No creed but the Bible.” You’re a young Christian, you love the Bible, and you’re eager to be around people who share your passion for the Word. But as time goes on, you realize there are some problems with this seemingly innocent sentence. “No creed but the Bible” actually functions as a governing theological statement that norms all others. In a dazzling burst of irony, “No creed but the Bible” fails…

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When Should I Leave a Church? – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Juan Sánchez: So we wanna think through, often, as a pastor, we’ll get a question, “When is it right to leave a church?” And Sam, you’ve written a little book, “Why Bother with Church?” And you’ve been a pastor. And Afshin, you’re presently a pastor. You’re actually about to send out about a third of your church to…

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How to Challenge the Consumer Culture of Your Church – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Collin Hansen: Today’s podcast is a talk by Brett McCracken on embracing church even when it it’s not comfortable. It was recorded at our 2018 West Coast Conference in Los Angeles. Brett McCracken: Okay. So today we’re gonna talk about “Embracing Uncomfortable Church: Challenging the Idols of a Consumer Culture.” I’m just gonna begin with kind of my opening claim, or…

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