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Politics and Jesus, Our Prophet, Priest, and King

by Shawna Songer Gaines

 

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Explaining Scripture: Active and Unchanging

Most of us have had a “moment of truth” experience when a friend or loved one walks into the room and asks, “So, do you notice anything different?” The question itself tips us off that something has changed, and we begin scanning our memory banks

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Immigrants, Refugees, or Angels

What will you do when you discover that your new neighbor speaks a language unlike yours, dresses “strangely,” has a different skin color, cooks odd food, goes to another kind of prayer center, and is just not what you are accustomed to?

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Transformation Through Worship

“Worship - Why bother? My relationship with God is private—it’s between me and God.”

“My best times of worship are in my car or on the hiking trail.”

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Being the Church: An Extreme Experience

Extreme sports are very popular these days. We seek to escape routine by experiencing something challenging such as swimming with sharks or co-piloting a jet fighter. People hate to feel bored.

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Q & A: Sacraments

Q: What are the sacraments and what does it mean to be “sacramental?”

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Q & A: Liturgy During Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Q. Why do Nazarenes use liturgy during the celebration of baptism and the Lord’s Supper?

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Putting Feet to Our Words

Recently someone asked me an intriguing question: What statement should the Church of the Nazarene make about human suffering such as the hardships caused by immigrant displacement and environmental crises?

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