Bernard of Clairvaux: Miscellaneous Sermons (Sermones de

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It is the same sternness which we find in Christ's words, when he said: "If you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sin " ( John 8:24 ). Institutionalize Christianity tends also to view itself as the only legitimate form of Christianity. USM conducted its reorganization process between 2011 and 2014. In the end, they taste only the bitter fruits of alienation, death and sorrow. The body knew who they were; the apostles did not have to select them by means of an organization.
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The Gift of Baptism: A Handbook for Parents (Sacramental

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Remember that at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, when He cleansed the Temple, He said: But at the end of His ministry, he no longer called the Temple “My Father’s house.” Instead, as He was speaking to the people and their religious leaders, He referred to the Temple as “your house” and He told them “your house” is now left to you desolate.” God’s presence was no longer there. Remember, the ministry of Christ requires people to become "world Christians."
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The Lady Of The Lake (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and

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Our purpose is to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society. So now I have treat both the Israelis and the Palestinians fairly. Read more The Church of England, in partnership with other christian churches, seeks to build up good relations with people of other faith traditions, and where possible to co-operate with them in service to society. "Kol B'mishpachat Elohim / All in God's Family: A Jewish Guide for Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families" is a joint project of the National LGBTQ Task Force's Institute for Welcoming Resources, Keshet, COLAGE, and Family Equality Council. "Kol B'mishpachat Elohim" includes concrete tools to educate leaders, including a step-by-step guide to supporting LGBT families of faith and tools for facilitating group learning, community dialogue, scripture study, and community action planning to highlight LGBT families in our communities.
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Merton: A Biography

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None of them has an exclusive right to term itself the Catholic Church. Pastor and Christian Leadership Resources Elders and congregationalism. Some will have already advanced as far as they need to in formal education. Without hearing the cries of these spirits we cannot hear the voice of the Holy spirit. {small 's' -- twice} I hope the presence of all our ancestors spirits here with us shall not make you uncomfortable. Studying for a semester at TMM can earn one credit toward a Biblical Studies degree at The Masters College.
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Landmarking: City, Church & Jesuit Urban Strategy

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For some 501(c)(3)s, which are notchurches, the organization may make a “501(h) election,” which allows them to measure substantiality by expenditures and to spend up to 20% of its budget on lobbying (for annual budgets under $500k). S. is fully complicit in that colonialist crime and will pay no attention to Jews and Christians who want us to become an ethical country that truly cares about human rights. But this has nothing to do with biblical theology and runs the risk of fostering a profound and detrimental misunderstanding.
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New Wineskins: Re-Imagining Religious Life Today

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Our goal is to be "One in Christ" so we can support one another in bringing more people to Christ. Stadia educates prospective church planters on how to get involved in this profession, while also explaining how every person has a place with God. Inspired by the story of Exodus, African Americans can think out, pray out and shout out their anger and aspirations, free from the unstated yet powerful constraints that govern dialogue with the larger white society.
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The Pastor's Guidebook: A Manual for Special Occasions

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In the late 1970s, Senator Mark Hatfield addressed a group of key Christian leaders and challenged them to police their own mission agencies as a "Christian Better Business Bureau" or face the potential of government intervention. The necessary first, and rather difficult, step is to determine what a "nondenominational church" is. To learn more about each position, hover your cursor over a face icon. Government attorneys have said that under the European Court of Human Rights, the church exemption in the new law is “eminently challengeable.” Prior to passage of the law, the prime minister was sent a legal opinion by Lord George Carey, former archbishop of Canterbury, warning that the parliament’s plan to redefine marriage would trigger legal problems and end the 500-year link between church and state, the Christian Institute said.
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At Home With Saint Benedict: Monastery Talks (Monastic

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The initial idea was to focus on church planting in the Northwest United States. So true is this that from an American Federation of Labor symposium on religion, influenced, of course, by the current religious attitude of Americans and their churches in general, I gather that its chief philosophy is that the poor should help the poor, since the rich will not, neither their trusts, banks nor government, and that in doing so they will bring about a Christlike contentment, if not better wages.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Order (Cambridge

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Recommendations as to the annual draw rate and as to the allocation of the annual dollar amounts resulting from the application of the annual draw rate to each of the restricted endowment funds and to each of the historic donor intended uses of each of the unrestricted endowment funds shall not be modified by the United Church of Christ Board-except upon a two-thirds vote of the members present of the full Board. b) The United Church of Christ Board is responsible for policies relating to the mission of the United Church of Christ in its national setting.
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Deaconesses in Europe and their Lessons for America

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In church growth infiltrated churches, the leaders/change agents often require, by covenant (forbidden by God), that all members participate in the dialectic process as manifested in small groups. (It should be noted that many “Christians” who are church members have already been through this transformation process by their exposure to change agents, small groups, and the dialectic process at their work [TQM] or at school [OBE] or somewhere else.) If the Christian is to be transformed, then he must participate in the dialectic process or a change agent-led small group.
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