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Random news from churches, Christian communities, or things that will affect either. Usually positive. Again, also random!

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October 22, 2018 • Christian News

Commenting Beautitudes – Touch of Humor

Well, I thought that this was humorous when I saw it. I am thinking that these are a great contribution to our online etiquette but I wouldn’t quite have the guts to enforce such an idealistic commenting policy.

But, there is honestly a lot we can learn from this. It sort of points out the nasty tendencies that we are prone to exhibit online. Though, I won’t be posting these as my rules of the road, I will leave it here for us to think through.

Make comments unto others as you would have them make comments unto you. 
All ideas sincerely held are welcomed. All ways of expressing them are not.

The Blogging Beatitudes
Blessed are those who comment with humility. They realize that even they may be mistaken.
Blessed are those who state their disagreements in a respectful way. They trust that all are seeking to discover God’s Truth.
Blessed are those who refuse to insult or slander others, even if they have been disrespected themselves. They show us all a better way.
Blessed are those who do not exaggerate others’ statements, but rather seek to clarify in order to deepen the dialogue. They help us all learn.
Blessed are those who participate in this community by holding others accountable and clicking on “report” when offensive content is found.

http://blog.thethoughtfulchristian.com/comments-policy.html

I enjoy it when I find things that are informative and funny. This hit the ticket for me. Low bar maybe, but ahwell.

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September 24, 2018 • Christian News

Refreshing Article in My Local News Paper

I was caught off guard when I saw an article in the Greeley Tribune about what it means to be a church.

It was simple. But, what I enjoyed about it was that it was published by a local paper, here in growing Greeley. This is a growing city and there is some secularizing going on around here.

There are many strong churches, though, and the Christian culture has fairly well stayed well connected throughout the town.

Here is part of the article, and you can find the link to the full thing below.

What is the church? Some might reference a physical address, 100 Azusa Street. Some might associate it with a name, Greeley Community Bible Church.

Others might scratch their head, as they pan through generations of Christendom gone by, trying to trace the mystery of how this visible-invisible entity has kept alive, through heresies, false teachers, splits and backsliding.

As we face the social media-technological age with a bit of consternation, we know relationships are changing. So, why should we gather as the church? …

First Paragraph from Tribune Article

When we enter the church without walls or labels, it’s a commitment to: “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to gather,” (Heb 10:23-25). Though our salvation impacts us individually, it’s a collective salvation, a people set apart, clearly marked and peculiar to the world’s standards, ready to endure persecution and fight heresies together. “Lord, in your mercy, join us in the gathering.”

Last Paragraph from Tribune Article

— Tracey D. Lawrence is an adjunct faculty for biblical studies at Colorado Christian University.

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October 22, 2016 • Christian News

“Most Successful way to Help Communities is Local Churches” says Hurricane Relief Worker

“We’ve found the most successful way to help these communities is to go into the local churches,” said Winston Parrish, a field operations director for Hearts With Hands.

Harvest Church, Green Sea FL. turned into local operation for relief efforts.

God has a purpose and it’s awesome seeing God’s people come together and minister like this,” he added. Because the sanctuary is full, the church will hold non-denominational ceremony on its front lawn on Sunday.


It’s awesome to see local churches rising up to the occasion to help out in such an obvious and needed way. This is a good story to read.

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/article108369622.html#storylink=cpy

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