A Time to Live…: Five Keys to Keeping our Kids Christian.
Here are the five principles suggested by Lisa Price (with which you may agree of disagree):
1. Create routine and embrace tradition
2. Shelter their kids
3. Have fun together
4. Teach the Bible and apply biblical principles to real life situations
5. Communicate honestly
Yet, keep in mind that, in virtue of the gift of free moral agency, there is no absolute guarantee that, after we have have done everything we needed to do as parents, our kids would turn Christian 100% of the time.
Religious conservatives in the United States went on the defensive after media described the suspect in last week’s shooting rampage in Norway as a Christian fundamentalist.
Christian Broadcasting Network veteran Dale Hurd called usage of religious terms to identify confessed murderer Anders Behring Breivik “really sloppy and probably opportunistic journalism by the left-wing media.”
“I have covered the so-called far right all across Europe and it is full of people who call themselves Christians who never go to church, clearly do not have a personal relationship [with] Christ, and they call themselves a Christian almost in a patriotic sense that they stand with their country in the way that it was founded,” Hurd said.
Denny Burk, associate professor of New Testament at Boyce College, the undergraduate arm of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said in a blog that “at most, he is Christian in name only.” Continue reading “Some troubled by the ‘Christian fundamentalist’ label for Norwegian shooter”
Of my sixty “friends” that self-identified as being followers of Jesus Christ in some form or another, only thirteen explicitly labeled themselves as “Christian,” a mere 21.6%!
Several others had “Christian” but with some additional qualification, be it denominational or specifically doctrinal:
Continue reading “Blackbird Press – Does “Christian” Still Mean Anything?”
Here is quote from an article I read today:
…it is simplistic to blame the media for misrepresenting the history of relations between Christians and Muslims when neither group is willing to engage the reality outside the media’s fantasy world.
Sounds intriguing? Read below this a article By Robert A. Hunt
This is Part One of a two-part series on Christian/Muslim relations. Continue reading “Can Muslims and Christians Live Together in Peace?”
I have just found out, on Facebook, about an interesting article on the common things between Christians and atheists. Here is a quote:
Can Christians and atheists both agree that…
1. You Can Do Terrible Things in the Name of Either One
We’re putting aside the question of which belief system has killed more people by percentage of population, or whether a hypothetical world without religion would have seen fewer or more genocides than ours. We’re not going to open a spreadsheet and try to count which belief system manufactures more murderous sociopaths per capita.
Continue reading “10 Things Christians and Atheists Can (And Must) Agree On”
As Palestinian Christians we hope that this document will provide the turning point to focus the efforts of all peace-loving peoples in the world, especially our Christian sisters and brothers. We hope also that it will be welcomed positively and will receive strong support, as was the South Africa Kairos document launched in 1985, which, at that time proved to be a tool in the struggle against oppression and occupation. We believe that liberation from occupation is in the interest of all peoples in the region because the problem is not just a political one, but one in which human beings are destroyed. Continue reading “A Moment of Truth – An Important Document of Palestinian Christians”