Atheists Don’t Exist

http://www.science20.com/writer_on_the_edge/blog/scientists_discover_that_atheists_might_not_exist_and_thats_not_a_joke-139982

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A Family Formerly in Need

Pray for a family that came by during our 10.2 Prayer meeting on Sunday. God has blessed us with the opportunity to help them get into an apartment. Pray that they can find a fruitful walk with Christ and his people.

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Tammy and Uriah’s friend Kathy & Jason’s friend Daniel

Uriah and Tammy have been ministering to a friend who came here in the wake of hurricane Katrina.  She is a former co-worker of Uriah’s.  Kathy is in an abusive relationship.  Her husband is severely demonized.  He is currently in jail but could be released at any time.  Join us in praying that Kathy will flee to live with one of her children out of state.  Also pray that her husband might be delivered. 

Jason answered a request from a friend for a ride to surgery.  The surgery didn’t go through but Jason got to visit with his friend about the difficult life situation he’s currently in.  Daniel is raising his son alone after his wife had a psychological break.  Pray that Jason and his family can be a blessing to Daniel. Daniel is a serious Christ follower. 

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The Redemptive Tension of Sharing Life

spiritualsavant:

I couldn’t agree more ;)

Originally posted on Life Teams Support:

photo credit: oysters-and-bruschetta.blogspot.com

Our mission is sharing life.  We use that phrase without qualification because we want to maintain the tension resident within it.  We share our lives and we share his life.  Both must happen simultaneously with equal emphasis.  Without a commitment to share our lives (that is, to blow our personal agendas and preferences to live as one) we have no credible witness of the gospel before the watching world.  Jesus said that everyone would know we are his disciples by our love.  1 John 3:16 says that this love lays down its life for the other.  If I’m in a crisis while my sister is also suffering, whose problems should be my first concern?  How could we tell the world of a savior who died on a cross and reject the cross to be borne for the sake of his people?

This line of questioning presumes buy…

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The accused Kansas killer’s neo-pagan religion

spiritualsavant:

“It’s hard to get a violent god out of Jesus.”

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) — Frazier Glenn Cross is a white supremacist, an avowed anti-Semite and an accused killer. But he is not, as many think, a Christian.

Cross, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people — all Christians — on Sunday at Jewish institutions in Overland Park, Kansas.

Authorities are weighing whether to file hate-crime charges against Cross, who is suspected of targeting Jews.

The 73-year-old has espoused anti-Semitism for decades. He also founded racist groups like a branch of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Both groups have deep ties to Christian white supremacists.

But according to Cross’ 1999 biography, he is an adherent of Odinism, a neo-pagan religion that experts say has emerged as one the most vicious strains in the white supremacist movement.

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Seed to Sow

Originally posted on Life Teams Support:

12413520_ml Harvest need #3 of 5, “Seed to Sow,” has no counterpart in the 5 PoP’s because it’s assumed that if a person wants to plant churches they probably know how to share the gospel.  Unfortunately, that’s not been my personal experience.  I’m not afraid to talk about Jesus or what he’s done in my life but those conversations seem to always end in the hearer saying, “Interesting…but I’m not interested.”

While evangelism should be natural for a disciple, churchified people like me have often lost the ability to get to the heart of the matter with unbelievers. In a western context especially, would be church planters must gain some basic tools and abilities to effectively present the gospel.  Within the Life Teams app we’ve included some proven evangelistic Bible studies and presentations to help plant the seed of the gospel within your field.  For those who might be brand new…

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A Field to Plant

Originally posted on Life Teams Support:

DSC_0225 Years of life and ministry in a traditional church context had atrophied me into a missional paraplegic.  Strapped to my institutional chair, I looked out into a wider world longing to engage with it yet finding no means to do so.  When I read about the “Pockets of People” concept in Neil Cole’s  Organic Church , it felt as if someone had said, “Rise and walk.”  I finally had some place to put my foot down and get traction toward the enterprise of making disciples.

Neil defines “Pockets of People” as, “Any network of relationships where a believer has or can gain influence.” The concept is also known to missiologists as the oikos or “household.”  These are webs of relationships and along their strands the gospel was always meant to travel. To maintain the organic metaphor and facilitate the translation of these materials into other cultures and languages, we’ve deemed…

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