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Six Bad Catch-Phrases Explained

Have you heard these catch-phrases in your church?

“God’s plan for your life”

“Fully devoted followers of Christ”

“Freeing people to fully live”

“Law vs. grace”

“That’s not God’s best for you”

“We’re about meeting people where they are”

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.14

Aside from Acts 2 and 4, perhaps the most common Christian argument for socialism is the “welfare system” of ancient Israel.

Let’s look at the arguments from the Jubilee and the gleaning laws.

10 Great Christian Resources

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Here are my top 10 Christian resources for weekly reading. They are the kind of sites to sink your teeth into and really get to know.

I’m not endorsing all of the particular views, but I do endorse the quality of the writing and the usefulness for orienting young leaders. I place them in order of how much time I myself spend reading these resources.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.2

“It’s the government’s place to help people.” That is the common assumption behind most of modern American political thought.

What does such a view mean in practice?

The forcing of one person to work on behalf of another. And this, not for the sake of defending the country against an invader or a criminal, but for the sake of giving to a man those positive comforts he has not attained for himself. “If a person is unable to take care of himself, it is proper to force others to take care of him,” this view holds.

“Religious Liberty” — A Different Take

Al Mohler recently published an article at the Southern Blog called “The moral revolution threatens religious liberty.

Mohler is a noted evangelical leader and the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He considers “religious liberty” important. His article comes only a week after a previous one at his blog, entitled “Religious Liberty vs. Erotic Liberty—Religious Liberty Is Losing.”

Mohler’s explanation of “religious liberty” bears close study.