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Dec, 01, 2009 0
Growing up, I had a deeply ingrained mental list of all the things I wasn’t supposed to do. I was not allowed to swear or use other “questionable” words. Even though I knew swearing wasn’t allowed, I was seriously reprimanded when my mom heard me utter a bad word after missing a shot in the…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
Growing up, I had a deeply ingrained mental list of all the things I wasn’t supposed to do. I was not allowed to swear or use other “questionable” words. Even though I knew swearing wasn’t allowed, I was seriously reprimanded when my mom heard me utter a bad word after missing a shot in the…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
Why does the Church of the Nazarene ordain women? This question is posed by some from outside the denomination and sometimes arises from within. Even when not expressed, uncertainty about, if not hostility toward, women in ordained ministries can be a subtle issue affecting church boards and other…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
Holiness Today wanted to delve into the question of what ingredients result in successful lay ministry in the church. So we went to the experts-seasoned servants in their local churches-for answers. We think their responses will give you some insightful thoughts to ponder and practice as you become…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
Mission and Core Values In order for the Church of the Nazarene to have a viable future, it needs to continue being visionary - with spiritual, not human eyes. Without a vision of God the people will perish. In order for the Church of the Nazarene to 'make Christlike disciples in the nations,' it…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
On the front lawn of a Nazarene church in Eugene, Oregon, hangs a pearl-white sign between brick columns. It reads: YouTube Community Church. "We're the first church to drop preaching altogether in favor of video clips," Pastor Hodge says. "We're turning on a light for people who see more meaning…
 
Dec, 01, 2009 0
Why seminary? How does a seminary education help men and women prepare for ministry? What is the role of Nazarene Theological Seminary in the church? Sixty years ago, the Church of the Nazarene established Nazarene Theological Seminary (NTS) expecting and hoping that a denominational seminary…
 
Sep, 17, 2009 0
Q: What is the relationship between the word ekklesia (“church”) in the New Testament, and the worship settings of the Jewish people in the Old Testament? A: The ancient Greek word ekklesia simply means assembly. In the early Church, this word referred to local “churches” or assemblies of…
 
Mar, 13, 2009 0
The concept of gathering has taken many new forms over the last few weeks as many of us around the world seek a way forward for our churches. This new reality has made me wonder: Why do you go to your church? Why do you keep going back to the same group of people in the same building? I have asked…
 
Jan, 07, 2009 0
“I think our language is all wrong.” This is a quote I recently heard from a non-Nazarene pastor friend from an Evangelical tradition. He went on to say, “We like to use the language of ‘accepting Christ into our lives,’ and we mean well, but this is not the biblical emphasis. The Bible does not…