Is Mindfulness Christian?
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Is Mindfulness Christian?

December 27, 2016  |  Peter Jones

Many efforts have been made to reconcile Mindfulness with Christian belief and prayer; however these are at root opposed to one another, with radically different understandings of God, the world and the human person.

God the Lawgiver
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God the Lawgiver

November 16, 2016  |  Peter Jones

As Creator and Redeemer, God shows Himself to be a God of order and principle - in short, of law. The law of God is not in conflict with the gospel, rather they are both gifts to mankind.

Scripture: Romans 1:1-6
Exchanging Dominion for Worship
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Exchanging Dominion for Worship

November 10, 2016  |  Peter Jones

Mankind was made to rule over the animals, but in sin, we have made them into idols, worshiping and serving the very things we ought to be exercising authority over.

Topic: Worship
Scripture: Romans 1:23
What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
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What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

November 2, 2016  |  Peter Jones

The gospel, or good news, is that Jesus has won not only the salvation of hopeless sinners, but also the redemption of the entire cosmos.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Romans 1:1
The Original Lie
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The Original Lie

November 1, 2016  |  Peter Jones

In Romans 1, Paul speaks of the original, essential lie that remains the same throughout history, deceiving generations into believing they can be as God.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Romans 1:25
Witchcraft
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Witchcraft

March 27, 2016  |  Joe Boot, Jonathan Burnside, Peter Jones, and Ryan Eras

Witchcraft is the attempt to acquire knowledge or power by manipulation and control. Scripture is clear that, apart from God and his word, such an act is in fact a headlong plunge into folly. The apostle James reminds us the path to true spiritual insight: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5). A humble and faithful plea to the only wise God is the way of wisdom. Any supposed shortcuts are the way of rebellion.

Star Wars and the Ancient Religion
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Star Wars and the Ancient Religion

January 8, 2016  |  Peter Jones

Star Wars is pervaded by an overtly pagan worldview, throwing the contrast between the Christian gospel and the spirituality of “the Force” into sharp relief, and offering opportunities to present the Gospel in a fresh way for our time.

Topic: Paganism
Gnosticism & Paganism
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Gnosticism & Paganism

July 3, 2015  |  David Robinson, Joe Boot, Pamela Frost, Peter Jones, and Ryan Eras

Alone among world religions, biblical Christianity acknowledges God as a being totally distinct from His created order. Pagan beliefs and gnostic ideologies seek ways for man to become as God, while Christianity is clear that the chief end of man is to love and glorify God as His image-bearer. 

Only 7000: From Carmel to Horeb to Calvary

October 20, 2013  |  Peter Jones
Pagan tolerance goes only one way; opposition is silenced. Ahab and Jezebel coveted, killed, and stole to get their way.

Only 7000: From Carmel to Horeb to Calvary

October 20, 2013  |  Peter Jones

Pagan tolerance goes only one way; opposition is silenced. Ahab and Jezebel coveted, killed, and stole to get their way.