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Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

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Dr. Mohler discusses the centrality of the Bible and the importance of churches hearing the Word of God, having it clearly explained and receiving it. The trend in some churches is away from the Bible, but this can never build strong churches or mature Christians. Mohler advocates more and better preaching of the sacred text, both for faithfulness toward God and for the en...

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TOWARD AN ORTHODOX THEOLOGY OF BEAUTY

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Anglicans have been "artful" for centuries. Beauty is important to our spiritual sensibilities. Fr. Daniel Rice, priest, artist, art historian and educator explores this subject from an orthodox point of view. If you think beauty is important to Christian Spirituality and worship, here is a thoughtful post that might give you something important to consider. ...

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MESSAGE FROM OUR BISHOP FOR MARCH 2016

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A number of important introductions and notes for the beginning of March 2016...

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ASH WEDNESDAY MEDITATION

"YOU ARE DUST AND TO DUST YOU MUST RETURN" Ash Wednesday is a day to remind ourselves of our need for hearty repentance and of the fact that we are "dust" and to dust we shall return in death. We must tell ourselves and our hearers that no matter how beautiful or ugly, how well connected or disconnected, how wealthy or poor, how happy or sad, how healthy or unhealthy, how...

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Are You a “Church Control Freak”?

Are You a “Church Control Freak”? By Dr. Chuck Lawless I don’t like writing this kind of post, but I think it’s necessary. I’ve seen too many churches with laypersons (and pastors, for that matter, though I’m focusing on laity with this post) who want to control the show. Here are some markers of those folks: 1. They’ve been at ...

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Three Ways

Three Ways to Share the Gospel This Week By Matt Smethurst January 25, 2016 “Preach the gospel at all times and, if necessary, use words.” This classic quote, misattributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, is both clever and catchy. It just isn’t biblical. Evangelism—communicating the good news of King Jesus—always requires words. Christians ar...

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Pastoral Letter from the February Standing Committee

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THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

Welcome to SynodThe Bishop's Pastoral Address to the Missionary Diocese of CANA WestSecond Synod, August 7-9, 2014El Paso, TexasTopic: "THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP"The Rt. Rev'd Dr. Felix Orji, OSB Let us pray:Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundationof the apostles and prophets, with Jesus Christ himself beingthe chief corners...

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ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS?

Are you ready for Christmas? This Christmas as usual we are busy decorating our homes, buying gifts, giving gifts, and receiving gifts. That is a wonderful thing. The tragedy, however, especially in our global materialistic culture and frenetic busyness is that we can miss what the Lord wants to give us and what he wants us to give to other people this Christmas in honor ...

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Happy New Year, and Upcoming Schedule

Bishop Felix's greeting for the New Year and upcoming schedule...

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