Daily Archives: November 15, 2015

Jason Collins reviews Randy Alcron's "Money, Possessions, and Eternity"

In a thoroughly researched and extensively updated classic called Money, Possessions, and Eternity, Randy Alcorn illustrates the necessity of rethinking our perspectives on money and possessions ”“ Christians must view them as God’s provision for our good, the good of others, and His glory.
Alcorn presents a biblical and comprehensive view of money and possessions, including the following:

Ӣ Why is money so important to God?
Ӣ Is prosperity theology right or wrong?
Ӣ How can we be liberated from materialism?
Ӣ What should we do about debt?
Ӣ How much does God want us to give?
Ӣ How can we best help the poor and reach the lost?
Ӣ What about gambling? investing? insurance? saving? retirement? inheritance?
Ӣ How can we leave our children a true heritage?
Ӣ How can we use money in ways that God rewards?

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Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, * Culture-Watch, * South Carolina, Books, Parish Ministry, Stewardship, Theology

World Council of Church's strongly condemns the paris terror attacks

“In the face of this brutality, the human family, all people of faith and of good will, must stand together to recommit to respecting and caring for one another, to protecting one another, and to preventing such violence.”

“We cannot and do not accept that such a terrorist atrocity can ever be justified in the name of God or of any religion. Violence in the name of religion is violence against religion. We condemn, reject and denounce it. Let us confront it by holding firm to and upholding the democratic, intercultural and human rights values that this terrorism seeks to attack.”

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * International News & Commentary, * Religion News & Commentary, Ecumenical Relations, Europe, France, Globalization, Islam, Other Faiths, Religion & Culture, Terrorism, Theology, Violence

A Prayer to Begin the Day

O God, who art nigh to all them that call upon thee in truth; who art thyself the Truth, whom to know is life eternal: Instruct us with thy divine wisdom, and teach us thy law; that we may know the truth and walk in it; through him in whom the truth was made manifest, even Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord.

–From the thought of Saint Augustine

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Bible Readings

Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.

–Psalm 66: 8-9

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

A Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Paris Attacks

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * International News & Commentary, --Justin Welby, Anglican Provinces, Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England (CoE), Europe, France, Religion & Culture, Terrorism, Violence