Posts Tagged ‘relationship’

Discipling Against the Gnostic Temptation

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by Dale M. Coulter

Love creation, not the world

I said in the previous post that I was going to offer a follow up blog entry related to the pastoral implications of the Gnostic temptation. In brief, the Gnostic temptation is…

the attraction of an otherworldly kind of existence when faced with the genuine risk of forming unhealthy bonds with aspects of creation that can lead to addictive and destructive behavior that enslaves.

I now want to discuss some of the pastoral issues surrounding the Gnostic temptation. The purpose is to suggest discipleship practices need to be formulated in such a way as to help individuals avoid this temptation. Believers must

  • Learn to love creation rightly
  • Learn to love their bodies rightly
  • Learn the difference between creation and “the world”

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Facebook or “FaceTime”?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 by James Flynn

Do you have the same problem as I do?  I am convinced that I have perfected the art of getting caught up in the little things that don’t make a lot of difference while neglecting things that are most important.  I have to watch myself.  To this day, I am not very active on Facebook because I think it would consume me and other things that are more important would suffer. Maybe you are a lot like me and have been asking yourself some important questions about how you can best use your time—it is so easy to get caught up in what is good and miss what is best..

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