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Together with Grazyna, we watched a must-see documentary film about the crossroads between faith and sexual identity. Frankly, I didn’t go to see Seventh-Gay Adventists: A Film About Faith on the Margins (SGA) because I was seeking answers, nor because I craved a confirmation of something I already knew. Having a first hand knowledge where my church stands on this “topic of the day,” I went to see it to be a part of a conversation, and naturally, to hear stories.

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The another side of Acts - Part 1 - David Asscherick

Very interesting sermon from pastor Asscherick. Take of the sunglasses, take real glasses on to see the story of Acts.... I record this on Livestrean on 21 j...
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An Open Letter To The People Keeping Pat Robertson On The Air

An Open Letter To The People Keeping Pat Robertson On The Air | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
To whom it may concern: I consider myself a Christian, but I don’t watch your show. I have seen bits and pieces of your programing on the very rare times I happen to flip through the channels...
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The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.
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Why Church Hurts So Much

Why Church Hurts So Much | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
"People who are hurt the most by the church are the ones who care most about it," says Matt Appling.
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Corporate worship & God's presence

Corporate worship & God's presence | Post Adventist | Scoop.it

Therefore when we come together in our places of worship as people who claim to be followers of Jesus, this is NOT just another weekend event, or 'thing we do' for God. You see here's perhaps something to evaluate: maybe it's not so much about being led into God's presence as a congregation because God is already there, but it's about if we will bring ourselves into God's presence as individuals within the corporate worship and respond to His working in our lives in praise and adoration.

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Worship, what is better than that?

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Why My 7-Year-Old Is An Atheist (And Why I'm Okay With That)

Why My 7-Year-Old Is An Atheist (And Why I'm Okay With That) | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
Are you there God? It's me, Carolyn. I was raised Catholic, and like most people my age who were raised Catholic I no longer attend church on Sundays.
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I had a similar discussion with my 7yo the other day.

 

Interestingly, this parent's approach to religion is very similar to more and more people in the world. If we, who believe in God, don't understand these folks, we will never be able to have a meaningful conversation with them.

 

And do you ever wonder where the next generation is headed, spiritually?

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How to Embrace Change, but Still Stand for Something

How to Embrace Change, but Still Stand for Something | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
Imagine that an electric company wants to build a loud, ugly power line on your property. They ask, "How much would we need to pay you to make this happen?" You'd probably demand a lot of money.
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Don’t Force Us To Obey The Bible!

Don’t Force Us To Obey The Bible! | Post Adventist | Scoop.it

Typically, those same people want to see other aspects of their religious values, from marriage to prayer, enforced through legislation.

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Seth's Blog: The pitfall of lock in

Seth's Blog: The pitfall of lock in | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
When you believe your customers have no real choice, either because they've signed a long term contract, or the technology locks them in, or they're stranded in Fargo with no other options, you're likely to drift away from delighting them....
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A Distant Whisper | Ransomed Heart Ministries

A Distant Whisper | Ransomed Heart Ministries | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
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Going Nowhere Fast

When was the last time you took the time to just sit and do nothing? Waiting in line, at a traffic light, or for a medical appointment doesn’t count. Seriously, when was the last time you walked into a room, sat down, and did nothing - for awhile? Scheduled, or unscheduled? Or, when was the last time you went for a walk on the beach, a stroll through the woods, or sat on an isolated hilltop? If an example doesn’t leap out at you, stop, think about it for a minute, and try to remember the last time.
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Anything but an Atheist | Watch Documentary Online Free - Documentary Heaven

Anything but an Atheist | Watch Documentary Online Free - Documentary Heaven | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
A short interesting documentary on the social effects of atheism and the repercussions that can come about due to the admission of being atheist in the United
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The illnesses of American Christianity

The illnesses of American Christianity | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
Some Protestant churches are too soft, and others too harsh and political in their theologies. Both approaches contribute to growing secularism in Ame...
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Who Exactly Is Your Audience?

Who Exactly Is Your Audience? | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
In one chapter of the fascinating new book by Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet - “Jesus: A Theography,” they raise some interesting points concerning Jesus’ audience. Even though He engaged the Rabbis...
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Paula White Breaks Silence on Probes, Divorce, Benny Hinn

Paula White Breaks Silence on Probes, Divorce, Benny Hinn | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
Pastor Paula White broke her silence Thursday night, addressing all the scandals that she has been associated with since her divorce in 2007.
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I understand the spiritual warfare and the mistakes. I wish more people had more mercy and compassion for their leaders who struggle.

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Wendell Berry expounds on gay marriage

Wendell Berry expounds on gay marriage | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
A Kentucky farmer, essayist, writer and activist, sometimes described as a modern-day Thoreau, criticizes theological strategies used to marginalize g...
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This war is lost. Christians are only making themselves look bad by continuing the fight.

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Is Evangelicalism Headed for a Split? - Tony Campolo - Red Letter Christians

Is Evangelicalism Headed for a Split? - Tony Campolo - Red Letter Christians | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
What those of us in the Red Letter Christian tradition are trying to do is simply to elevate the radical lifestyle that Jesus taught as a necessary balance to the theological discussions that emerge out of Pauline theology in Evangelicalism...
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Dented Fenders: Why Christianity Has to Do Better

Dented Fenders: Why Christianity Has to Do Better | Post Adventist | Scoop.it

Driving to work not long ago, I pulled up behind a blue Ford Fusion. Nice enough car. I happened to glance at the license plate holder, which read: “I retired from Ford.

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"The irony is, I wouldn’t want to defend the Christianity by which the New Atheists are so outraged. I’m outraged by it, too.”

 

"Fortunately, the popular conception of Christianity isn’t Christianity. Unfortunately, apparently most people don’t know that."

 

"Why not worry about living your life so that it makes a positive impression on those who don’t believe what you believe, instead of trying to impress those who already share your convictions?"

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The spiritual but not religious likely to face mental health issues, drug use, study says

The spiritual but not religious likely to face mental health issues, drug use, study says | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
By Dan Merica, CNN


Washington (CNN) - Can being spiritual but not religious lead to mental health issues? The answer is yes, according to a recent study.
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Fundamentalist Cognitive Dissonance

Fundamentalist Cognitive Dissonance | Post Adventist | Scoop.it

Read these examples, and then in the comments, why not see if you can come up with other examples of conservative Christians holding two mutually-contradictory assertions simultaneously?

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Seth's Blog: Two kinds of mistakes

Seth's Blog: Two kinds of mistakes | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
There is the mistake of overdoing the defense of the status quo, the error of investing too much time and energy in keeping things as they are. And then there is the mistake made while inventing the future, the error...
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This is the issue I struggle with. I don't mind the status quo, but the rigid defense of systems that don't work anymore is very frustrating. What could we possibly lose by trying something new?

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Running with Geese!

Running with Geese! | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
I have done many children’s moments in my day. I have had wonderful ones and I have had bombs, and many did not go as I expected, but that is now what I expect.
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Dancing with Myself — The Principal Impediment to Change and Innovation

Dancing with Myself — The Principal Impediment to Change and Innovation | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
The principal impediment to changing or developing an organization is the view of the management that they already are doing a good job. Thus all new initiatives are measured in terms of past succ...
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Alabama is grappling with Jesus - DecaturDaily.com

Alabama is grappling with Jesus - DecaturDaily.com | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
For Christians, it’s a magical time of the year. We have just left a time of renewed focus on the birth and ministry of Jesus. New Year’s Day — while secular — cannot help but mingle with the …
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Louis Theroux: Most Hated Family in America | Watch Documentary Online Free - Documentary Heaven

Louis Theroux: Most Hated Family in America | Watch Documentary Online Free - Documentary Heaven | Post Adventist | Scoop.it
The Most Hated Family in America is a TV documentary written and presented by the BBC's Louis Theroux about the family at the heart of the Westboro Baptist
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