Category: Life in Our World

Christian LifeLife in Our World

Unboxing the Great Commission, Part One

This series on the Great Commission began with a focus on Christ’s authority because it is the magnitude of Christ’s authority that should compel and strike confidence in us to participate in this Great Commission vocation, spreading the glory of the Gospel to every corner of the earth. Ironically, three years before the Great Commission…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

Authority to Go

Something like the Great Commission is easy to keep in conversation. Yet this mission is to result in action that goes far beyond discussion. In other words, it’s easy to talk-the-talk, but a lot harder to walk-the-walk. Far too often our theology is equipping us, but not moving us. We can be like a soldier…

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Life in Our WorldLife in the Word

Responding to God’s Word

It’s too easy to think of life in today’s world as so far removed from biblical times that those words, written so long ago, may not have much relevance for today. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. Although we tend to think of New Testament Christians as living in a…

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Life in Our World

Speak and Don’t Be Silent

The Henry Jackson subcommittee was established by Congress in 1965 to review the diplomatic service of American ambassadors. This statement was contained in their final report, “When an ambassador overseas negotiates or speaks in private or in public, his audience needs to feel that he . . . speaks with the authority of the President…

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Life in Our World

This Is Not Our Fathers’ World

As we discussed in our last post, as ambassadors for Christ, we are to go into the world and urge men to be reconciled to God. However, if we are going to accomplish that objective, we must have some understanding of the cultural context that surrounds us – we must discern our times. A review…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

The Embassy Is Still Open

Postmodern thinking surrounds us. And it has incredible potential to sway us as we swim about in its waters. While the dangers are many and the temptation to accommodate or assimilate is great, the gravest danger presented by the postmodern worldview is a radically altered view of truth. Postmodernism at its heart is a foundational rejection,…

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