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Five Principles for Discerning the News - con'd

Christian Nationalism #4Five Principles for Discerning the News - cont'd(Principles 3 – 5)In my early blog post, I talked about the first two principles.  Now I will continue with #3,#4, and #5.The enemy is never a monolith.One of the myths that exist in any situation of conflict is the over-estimation of the opponent.  I remember some years ago when I was working for a group that was advocating for affordable housing in the City of Chicago.  We had put together a loose coalition of people and…See More
Feb 23
Ken Oliver's blog post was featured

Five Principles for Discerning The News - Part 1

Christian Nationalism #4Five Principles for Discerning the News(Principles 1 – 2) I recall a meeting with a community organizer many years ago.  On her wall was a framed Hagar The Horrible cartoon.  The caption said: “Allies come and go, but a good Enemy will last a life-time.”  I remember that because in the world of political organizing you need a good enemy.  However, what is pragmatic for politics is deadly for the Church and the Gospel.Evangelicals need to be better at discerning the sign…See More
Feb 11
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Five Principles for Discerning The News - Part 1

Christian Nationalism #4Five Principles for Discerning the News(Principles 1 – 2) I recall a meeting with a community organizer many years ago.  On her wall was a framed Hagar The Horrible cartoon.  The caption said: “Allies come and go, but a good Enemy will last a life-time.”  I remember that because in the world of political organizing you need a good enemy.  However, what is pragmatic for politics is deadly for the Church and the Gospel.Evangelicals need to be better at discerning the sign…See More
Feb 11
RICHARD H. SKIBA, JR. commented on Ken Oliver's blog post Christian Nationalism Part 3 - The Lie
"As an Evanlogical, this is offered to Evangelicals:   Examine where your allegiance lies.  Stop pledging allegiance, or AT LEAST, pray for allegiance before you pledge allegiance.   I pray Allegiance with the Lord, whose Kingdom is in…"
Feb 11
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Feb 4
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Christian Nationalism Part 3 - The Lie

The LieIn my previous post, I said that I would talk about next steps to restore a Christ-centered orthodoxy to Evangelical Christianity and rid us of the scourge of Christian nationalism.  This is the first step – we must confront the loss of truth.  In Ephesians, Paul admonishes us to speak the truth in love.  This has two parts: 1) a commitment to truth, and 2) a commitment to love.  Following this guide, I want to say that I love Evangelicals.  They are my brothers and sisters, and I…See More
Feb 4
Ken Oliver's blog post was featured

Christian Nationalism Part 3 - The Lie

The LieIn my previous post, I said that I would talk about next steps to restore a Christ-centered orthodoxy to Evangelical Christianity and rid us of the scourge of Christian nationalism.  This is the first step – we must confront the loss of truth.  In Ephesians, Paul admonishes us to speak the truth in love.  This has two parts: 1) a commitment to truth, and 2) a commitment to love.  Following this guide, I want to say that I love Evangelicals.  They are my brothers and sisters, and I…See More
Feb 4
Ken Oliver's blog post was featured

Christian Nationalism - Part 2

Christian Nationalism - Part 2Should we engage society?In my last blog post I talked about the theological error of Christian nationalism, and its danger to Christianity because it undermines evangelism and attempts social reform through the use of power.  Having stated what I think is wrong, I feel the need to suggest a way forward.  The next couple of blogs will address that.First, should Christians be concerned with social reform? If you look at our history, we discover that modern…See More
Jan 30
Phil Miglioratti commented on Ken Oliver's blog post Christian Nationalism and the Call to Revival
"Thanks for this edit Ken… It may have been lost whenI copied and pasted it – sorry but glad you have made this correction, Phil"
Jan 29
Phil Miglioratti commented on Ken Oliver's blog post Christian Nationalism and the Call to Revival
"Ken, I concur and hope the clarity you bring will spur a revival of our understanding and pursuit of revival; authentic revival! Phil"
Jan 29
Ken Oliver commented on Ken Oliver's blog post Christian Nationalism and the Call to Revival
"I realize that when I posted this blog, the footnote for the quote in paragraph one was lost.  It should be: Napp Nazworth, Protestants & Politics 1-20-2020"
Jan 28
Ken Oliver's blog post was featured

Christian Nationalism and the Call to Revival

Today, especially in the wake of the events of Jan 6 in our nation’s capital and the aftermath, there have been many thoughtful things written about the dangers of Christian nationalism.  One writer said: “The split we are seeing is not theological or philosophical. It’s a division between those who have become detached from reality and those who, however right wing, are still in the real world.”  I disagree.  I believe that the problem is theological, and the healing can only happen when we…See More
Jan 26
Malva Birch left a comment for Ken Oliver
"Welcome, Ken! God bless! Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace. Lord God, we urgently pray for peace in our cities, please…"
Jan 26
Ken Oliver and Phil Miglioratti are now friends
Nov 5, 2020
Phil Miglioratti left a comment for Ken Oliver
"Welcome to Pray.network, Ken... We look forward to your Featured Contributor commentaries, Phil"
Nov 5, 2020

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My Primary #ReimaginePRAYER Focus
Across my City
This Scripture Drives My #Reimagine Journey
Jer 29.7
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Begin with prayer and end with prayer
In between stay focused on the Word, then engage and act
Be a part of a community - no lone wolves in God's Kingdom
WHY? is it important for the Church to #ReimaginePRAYER?
The church is in crisis and our message is muddled. We need to clearly proclaim God's love and God's kingdom which is entered into not by political action but by confession and forgiveness.
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Five Principles for Discerning the News - con'd

Christian Nationalism #4

Five Principles for Discerning the News - cont'd

(Principles 3 – 5)

In my early blog post, I talked about the first two principles.  Now I will continue with #3,#4, and #5.

  1. The enemy is never a monolith.

One of the myths that exist in any situation of conflict is the over-estimation of the opponent.  I remember some years ago when…

Continue

Posted on February 23, 2021 at 4:00pm

Five Principles for Discerning The News - Part 1

Christian Nationalism #4

Five Principles for Discerning the News

(Principles 1 – 2)

 

I recall a meeting with a community organizer many years ago.  On her wall was a framed Hagar The Horrible cartoon.  The caption said: “Allies come and go, but a good Enemy will last a life-time.”  I remember that because in the world of political organizing you need a good enemy.  However, what is pragmatic for politics is…

Continue

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 12:00pm

Christian Nationalism Part 3 - The Lie

The Lie

In my previous post, I said that I would talk about next steps to restore a Christ-centered orthodoxy to Evangelical Christianity and rid us of the scourge of Christian nationalism.  This is the first step – we must confront the loss of truth.  

In Ephesians, Paul admonishes us to speak the truth in love.  This has two parts: 1) a commitment to truth, and 2) a commitment to love.  Following this guide, I want to say that I love Evangelicals.  They are…

Continue

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Christian Nationalism - Part 2

Christian Nationalism - Part 2

Should we engage society?

In my last blog post I talked about the theological error of Christian nationalism, and its danger to Christianity because it undermines evangelism and attempts social reform through the use of power.  Having stated what I think is wrong, I feel the need to suggest a way forward.  The next couple of blogs will address that.

First, should Christians be concerned with social reform?…

Continue

Posted on January 29, 2021 at 1:25pm

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At 2:23pm on November 5, 2020, Malva Birch said…

Welcome, Ken! God bless!

Jer 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.

Lord God, we urgently pray for peace in our cities, please ... in Jesus Christ's Name.

At 11:53am on November 5, 2020, Phil Miglioratti said…

Welcome to Pray.network, Ken...

We look forward to your Featured Contributor commentaries,

Phil

 
 
 

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