Life in other countries and cultures is hard. There’s no way around it. But one of the greatest sacrifices made by those who move to another country doesn’t have to be such a big sacrifice, after all. And it’s up to us – to you and to me. We are blessed to have the technology to converse with and keep up with those around the world. Let’s use this technology. Let’s be intentional about maintaining community with the dear friends and family we know who are serving God far away. Life is hard enough with community in foreign places. Let’s not make anyone live without it; this is not a sacrifice that anyone should have to make.
Genetically engineered food would feed a hungry world, they said. Now, 20 years later, a group of Christians gathered in Toronto to ask who "they" are, and what gains genetically modified food have brought us.
The compelling reason for the changing funding for various missions is that, over decades, Christian Reformed denominational ministry shares have steadily decreased to half or less than what agencies had budgeted for and received. While church members are still generous in wishing to support missions domestically and overseas, domestic office leaders and synods find themselves in a very difficult spot. In today’s personality-driven culture, donors give far less readily to agencies and institutions. Congregations and their members prefer to target their giving to people and places with whom they have personal connections or relationships.
Many Christian parents worry that a vaccine designed to prevent a sexually-transmitted infection sends a permissive message that sex is a free-for-all. But studies comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescents found no evidence the vaccine influences decision-making, says Reilly. Both groups had the same number of partners, average age of onset of sexual activity and incidence of sexually-transmitted infections. The best way for parents to get the right message across is talking about their faith community’s beliefs.
The concept of Christian biblical theology is rooted in this. Although biblical theology – the investigation of the scriptures that speak authoritatively into the faith community – is foundational for systematic theology, their relationship with one another has often been inverted. Systematic theology has come to be viewed as the official voice of the church, with biblical theology useful only for finding texts to support its tenets.
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