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Two Ways to Pray

Women praying together
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Two people, who are from different church backgrounds, are in a prayer meeting. They are busy praying for the healing of a mutual friend with an aggressive cancer diagnosis. One is from a charismatic church background, and the other from a conservative evangelic church background. Read more …

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Scary Christianity

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I suppose that there are a couple of ways in which Christianity can be scary for an open-minded non-Christian. One is to go to a church and to watch people around you start making weird noises with quivering lips, and fall to the floor and bark like a dog. One probably has a good reason to be scared in such a situation. But that is not the kind of scary that I want to talk about in this post. The type of scary Christianity which I want to reflect on, is one which is a bit paradoxical. On the one hand, it seems almost incomprehensible to the faithful Christian. On the other hand, and perhaps without realising it, it is very familiar. Read more …

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