2014年11月

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離開教會前需要考慮的事

相信有一些信徒也有短暫離開教會的經驗。當中可能是一些誤會及壓力,因此不到教會出席崇拜,而選擇在留在家中享受特別的假日。喜歡留意時事的人也許去收看城市論壇,喜歡與家人相聚的人也許會到茶樓等位。但不少信徒過了數星期後就會返回母會崇拜。當然有些人是因為捨不得相識已久的弟兄姊妹,有一些人是因為「下左啖氣」所以返回母會,更有些人是習慣了「… 詳閱

悔改的真諦

以賽亞書一章16-17節:你們要洗濯、自潔,從我眼前除掉你們的惡行,要止住作惡… 在先知以賽亞的日子,以色列很多人拜偶像。耶和華給祂百姓的信息是:若不悔改災禍就要臨到。如何悔改呢?首先要洗濯自己rachatsu。這個希伯來字是指禮儀上的潔淨,常描寫在獻祭之前的自我洗濯。 Rachats是新約洗禮觀念的基礎,它包括了洗淨罪的意思,也就是從外面象徵性地除去裡面的… 詳閱

上帝可以引導進化過程嗎?

Question While taking an anthropology course at San Jose State University about 10 years ago, the instructor took a poll on the first day of class asking students if that we were there because: 1) God created the world that we know including humans in their present form. 2) God… 詳閱

英國巴基斯坦基督徒協會呼籲巴國正視被殺基督徒夫婦

A Christian group says the people who attacked and killed a young couple in Pakistan should be brought to justice. The British Pakistani Christian Association has launched a petition in support of the couple who were killed earlier this month. Shahzad Masih and Shama Bibi were attacked with sharp implements,… 詳閱

西班牙擬控天主教會四名神職人員兒童性侵

In a case that Pope Francis says he’s taken an interest in after speaking to one of the alleged victims, a Spanish judge on Wednesday filed preliminary charges of sexual abuse against three Catholic priests and a religious teacher. Investigating magistrate Antonio Moreno, in the southern city of Granada, ordered… 詳閱

警醒,睡著,裝睡(可十三24-37)

按教會傳統,今年教會新一年是今日(11月30日),而今年的經文是可十三24-37。經文重點是鼓勵信徒警醒,因為主耶穌將要回來。跟著的問題是:為何主將要回來就要警醒?按使徒信經說,「耶穌基督將來必從那裏降臨﹐審判活人死人。」我們要警醒,因為主耶穌的回來是審判與拯救的日子。若不想成為被審判的對象,我們就要警醒地負責任生活;另一方面,我們要警醒,… 詳閱

三個魯益師的備受爭議信念

A Not Totally Inerrant Bible Lewis believed the Bible was the Word of God, but he did not think that meant every word in Scripture ought to be regarded as literal history. He wrote that most Christians “still believe (as I do) that all Holy Scripture is in some sense—though… 詳閱

教內消息:基督徒支持民主政改就近日旺角清場行動發出聲明

編輯同工 【基督徒支持民主政改】於2014.11.28發出聲明如下: 我們對於近日旺角清場行動出現的衝突情況有四個要求: 一、要求政府儘快與佔領區示威者重開談判,解決紛爭。 二、要求警方必須保持克制,不再濫用武力對待群眾,及無理拘捕示威者與市民。 三、要求各界尊重新聞自由,讓新聞工作者享有採訪與報道的自由。 四、要求佔領者同樣保持克制,堅守和平非暴力精神,不… 詳閱

2014年聖經文獻學會見聞

What a tremendous time I had this year at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature! Above all, I had the honor of reading a paper co-written with John Kincaid. N.T. Wright, Pamela Eisenbaum, and Ward Blanton responded to it. It was incredibly gratifying to have these scholars… 詳閱

為甚麼我改變對民事婚姻的看法

Only a little while ago, I defended the practice of having clergy sign civil marriage licenses, and so act as “vicars” of the state in this regard. Was this not a good bridge that the Church could maintain with the larger society? Might it not allow for some witness “from… 詳閱
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