Organizational Health part 1

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I have a mental image of an older ministry specialist who’s been around the block many times. Could be a pastor, professor or other ministry professional like myself. Let’s say the person is male. He has a certain way of doing things that the organization has left behind or never embraced in the first place. To protect his interests, the …

Is Christianity Trustworthy? Part 5b: Church History

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In my last post I asked the question of what sort of god would allow the early church, filled as it was with flawed human beings, to work out its own basic beliefs. Looking back we rightly ask, Is this process trustworthy?” Were mistakes made? Did the early church get the following “big rocks” correct? Doctrine of the Trinity Books …

Is Christianity Trustworthy? Part 5a: Church History

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As I read about major events in the life of the early church, I’m struck by how human everything is. Yes, perhaps there is an invisible divine hand at work behind the scenes. But on the surface,  God seems to have allowed flawed human beings the privilege of figuring out a lot of major stuff. Quite often it’s not a …