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請真正的福音派站出來!

based on the earliest vision for the movement, one does not have to be reformed to be an evangelical. One does not have to be pro-life, anti-gay marriage, or republican to be evangelical. One does not have to believe in a literal six-day creation to be an evangelical. One does… 詳閱

從”Daddy, PaPa and Me”,再思「維護」的意義

究竟教會參與三宗聯署,又大力推動參與518的遊行,背後所表達的,是「維護家庭價值」,還是「恐同」?這實在是一個需要非常小心看清楚的動機。因為,「維護家庭價值」所代表的,是關乎一個信仰群體(或不一定是信仰群體,也可以是一個社群)的宣認,理論上是和平的,是指著自己而說的;但「恐同」(或可說是「反同」),所代表的很大可能是一個「抗爭」,可… 詳閱

我們是否傳講一個關於缺乏的福音?

“Inadequacy stories encourage immature emotions like greed, vanity, and insecurity by telling us that we are somehow incomplete. These stories then offer to remove the discomfort of those emotions with a simple purchase or association with a brand.”… 詳閱

非尼哈信徒與他們的福音聯盟

When Enns refers to Phinehas, he’s talking about an important standard-bearer for holiness in the Old Testament. Numbers 25 says that when the Israelites were partaking in idolatry because of intermingling with Moabite women, Phinehas, a priest and grandson of Aaron, the brother of Moses, saw an Israelite man take… 詳閱

勇敢做正當的事 (寫於六四25周年)

上星期,我身在波蘭華沙,當地正準備慶祝25年前6月4日發生的一件事。波蘭總統科莫羅夫斯基在展覽板上寫: 1989年6月4日,這國家的聲音以投票決定波蘭將再次成為自由。由智慧和勇敢的人民推動了像雪崩的改變。這25年的自由,波蘭向更好的改變。 這是一次甚麼的決定?簡單來說,1988年5月至8月期間,波蘭工人舉行大型示威,導致當時共產黨政府願意承認團結工會的合… 詳閱

美國循道衛理聯合教會有牧師要求就同性戀問題上和諧分裂

A group of United Methodist pastors and theologians is calling for an amicable split of the denomination, saying differences over homosexuality and other issues are irreconcilable. The group describes itself as traditionalist and says its ranks include more than 80 members, including pastors of some of the larger United Methodist… 詳閱

曾思瀚教授批評五一八和賴特論爭為世俗權力遊戲

 Who gives these people the right to speak?…   When voices attempt to drown out other voices, the process becomes a power struggle and church political game rather than dialogue.  As such, these voices whether debating the family value issue or NPP issue are playing a dangerous secularized power game.… 詳閱

新文化、科技及經濟下的青少年事工

Let me define what I mean with these terms. By defense, I mean that parents and churches must attempt to protect children from damaging content. Adults have a responsibility to establish boundaries that guard kids from harmful material in movies and television before they are mature enough to wisely navigate… 詳閱

神學教授Stackhouse: 上帝不是我的一切,也不能滿足我一切需要

Actually, No, You Are NOT “My Everything” Robert Louis Wilken’s magisterial study of The Spirit of Early Christian Thought concludes, as it ought, with the highest of concerns among the Fathers: love of God. Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, Maximus the Confessor—they all tell us to “transfer our whole longing to… 詳閱

不怕死的故事

在這世界,其實很多人都怕死,原因有許多,有些人就害怕落到地獄被牛頭馬面嚇暈;一些就是聽聞地獄裡有油鑊,驚惶失措;有些人驚被勾脷根,試問誰人沒講過大話?甚至,有些人驚下世投胎為人類寵物,或許,是因著對自家寵物的愧疚吧!總之,對他們而言,死後的世界真是非常恐怖。 但另一方面,偏偏又有一些人是不怕死的,原因可能是人不想面對現實,而萌生的… 詳閱
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