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A Pastoral Letter

To High Point Church in light of current events:

The majority of the New Testament books are pastoral letters written from a pastoral leader to a particular local church or churches with the intent of guiding them in how to think, feel and behave in reference to particular events of their day. While we normally teach from those letters, there is within the Church an important tradition of pastors from every generation following in that model of pastoral letters and speaking directly to their congregations in significant moments relevant to modern Christian life. As a pastor, I consider it my duty to help us reflect Christianly on the moment in which we live.

My letter this week is mainly in reference to the US Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, though it is also relevant more generally to other recent events. This letter revisits much of my sermon from Sunday, June 28th. To hear that message, follow this link.

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Christian views on creation – looking into your scientific questions

Here are some resources you might want to look at in relationship to questions arising from the first chapters of Genesis:

Scientific Perspectives on Genesis 1-3:

http://www.bethinking.org/science-christianity/advanced/scientific-perspectives-on-genesis-1-3.htm

Scientific Perspectives on Genesis 1-3 Q and A:

http://www.bethinking.org/science-christianity/advanced/qa-for-scientific-perspectives-on-genesis-1-3.htm www.bethinking.org is a good website to look for Science and Faith issues. Continue reading Christian views on creation – looking into your scientific questions

Leading a Discussion on Genesis 1

Are you ready to lead a discussion on Genesis 1? The answer to that question should depend on your goals. If you are prepared to integrate the best scientific knowledge concerning origins and the best biblical interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis, please come teach at my house. I have been studying that myself for more than a decade and only sort of now feel like I have a basic knowledge that might be able to keep me from immediately embarrassing myself. But, the meaning and purpose of Genesis 1 in the unfolding revelation of God in the Scriptures is not particularly difficult.

Here are some suggestions for the discussion:
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