It’s a familiar saying among evangelicals: “Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” It’s true, of course. In theory, it ought to always be our reality. In practice, however, it is far more often quoted than experienced. It’s frighteningly easy for us to slip out of relationship mode and into religious belief.
For most of my adult life, I’ve studied theology. Not that I’m a theologian, by any means, except in the sense that anyone who thinks theologically is a theologian. What I mean is that I have centered my life around the study of God, His Word, and His ways. I’ve learned various doctrines and wrestled with issues of faith that defy easy explanation. And, I must confess, that has been a problem for me. Here’s why:
While most ordinary believers would not consider themselves...
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- Praise that Phil's trip to West Africa was fruitful! Read about how God used this trip to impact the lives of hundreds of local pastors with the teachings from Crucible and Detour:
- Pray for our the work being done on Chosen, our upcoming release on the life of Mary.
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