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The Role of the Church in Cult Growth

by Rev. Clay Dobbs Ratio Christi Chapter Director – UGA – Cults are growing around the world and especially in the United States. While it is hard to determine an exact number, it is estimated that 20-30 million Americans participate in a cult or some type of occult. Many factors attribute to the growth of cults. Ron Rhodes has attributed… (more…)

Lessons from the Titanic Pt 3

Special Guest Post by: Alex Carmichael When you woke up this morning, if this were a hundred years ago, you would have woken up to some potentially unfathomable news, especially if the rumors were true, the news that the Titanic was at the bottom of the ocean.  It would have been like Great Britain in 1997, waking up to the… (more…)

Lessons from the Titanic Part 2

Special Guest Post by Alex Carmichael Last week, when we began our study on Lessons from the Titanic, we spoke about the people on board the Titanic. We looked at how even the wealthiest of men couldn’t buy their way onto a lifeboat, even though they could have bought the entire Titanic many times over. We also looked at the… (more…)

Lessons From the Titanic Pt.1

This is a Special Guest Post by Alex Carmichael This month marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. For generations, this tragic story has captivated the hearts and minds of people in all walks of life all over the world.  People of all ages are still greatly intrigued with her story.  Even after all this time, interest in… (more…)

John 14:15 and The Love & Discipline of God

My son is three. He is a wonderful boy. He likes trains and animals (chickens are his favorite, followed very closely by our cats and dog). I have often been told that one’s children teach many things, and tonight my son taught me something about the love and discipline of God. In the book of Hebrews chapter 12v 5,6, we… (more…)

Washington State, Gay Marriage and Christianity.

Last night it was all over the news that the state of Washington passed a bill that would allow for gay marriage. Rather then remaking an argument against this from a Christian perspective (as we all know that no one will be swayed by it, and it has been said by others in much better terms than I could say… (more…)

Sacred Journey: A Protestant at an Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

When a pastor friend of mine told me that there was an interfaith dialogue at George Fox University, the local college, I was excited to go. I have read, studied, and listened to and about this type of thing, but never had attended one in the flesh. I figured it would be an eye opening experience. The speakers were a Zen… (more…)

Identifying “Christian” Cults

Reading the Fine Print In a previous post on the harm that cult leaders like Harold Camping can cause confused Christians, I gave a brief testimony of my stint in a cult. In the comment section of this post, a reader reported to me that he had visited the cult’s website and couldn’t any evidence of their being a cult.… (more…)

How do Christians respond to Gay Pride?

When I was in Junior High, one of my friends’ mother was our Sunday School teacher at the United Methodist Church I attended.  Mrs. Tuthill was her name.  Her claim to fame in our little town was her ability to overwhelm sweepstakes contests with entries and win just about everything.  She even won a car.  Besides her ability to bend… (more…)

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