10/27/13 Ways in which different religions can coexist.
11/3/13 Ways is which different religions cannot coexist.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Geraldine Kay Myers, Director of Pastoral Care for Frederick Memorial Healthcare System. Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
11/10/13 What is the best approach for dealing with Syria?
11/17/13 See you at the pole. And Syria.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Dr. Faheem Younis, Columnist for HuffintonPost.com and blogger at Muslimerican.com. Also, Arn Bjorndal, Executive Director of Central Maryland Youth for Christ appears in the 11/17 show. Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
11/24/13 Is pacifism the way to peace?
12/1/13 Can spiritual growth be encouraged without discussing sin?
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Helen Tasker, Clerk of the Frederick Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
12/8/13 History of Judaism since the destruction of the temple.
12/15/13 What Reform Jews believe.
12/22/13 Spark of the divine and self-fulfillment.
12/29/13 Can a Jew believe that Jesus is the Messiah?
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Daniel Sikowitz, Rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick.
1/5/14 Biblical view on education.
1/12/14 Biblical view on home school.
1/19/14 Biblical view on private school.
1/26/14 Biblical view on public school.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Angela Phillips, Director of Development for New Life Christian School.
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SOWETO, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela was lauded as “one of the greatest leaders of our time” as tens of thousands of cheering South Africans and almost 100 world leaders paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon at a memorial service Tuesday.
The White House has mailed out its annual Christmas card, and as in years past, it features Obama family pet Bo, as well as the latest addition to the family, Sunny.
JOHANNESBURG - With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as an example to build a better nation and world.
Among the world leaders who have showered South Africa with condolences since the death of Nelson Mandela, Israel’s Shimon Peres stood out as a peer. Like Mandela, he won a Nobel Peace prize. Like Mandela, he stayed on the world stage long past retirement age. Mandela died at 95.
People of differing races and religions across South Africa gathered to pray and sing on Sunday in the first official day of mourning for former president Nelson Mandela, the country's beloved champion of acceptance and equality.
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How Shall I Go to God?
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This powerful and unique collection of writings sets the record straight on both the meaning and the application of stewardship in our lives. Tragically, the church has reduced the word stewardship to money and giving, stripping it of its real power and potential to radically transform believers’ lives.
The meaning of stewardship
Consequently, I have felt it necessary to add the word life to stewardship to correctly identify the full scope of what stewardship is really all about. The fundamental concept of Life Stewardship is based on the fact that God owns everything (Ps. 24:1) and we, consequently, are merely caretakers, managers, or stewards of his property—charged to manage every resource entrusted to us according to his wishes.
Eight of the fourteen volumes in the extensive Stewardship Ministries Collection contain 44 chapters/lessons that unpack Life Stewardship and all its ramifications and applications. We are stewards of the gospel, our bodies, the limited time we are entrusted with, our relationships, the material resources we manage, the earth, the talents we have been blessed with—the list goes on. There is not one “room in our house” that is not directly impacted by this foundational Life Stewardship truth.
We believers will universally acknowledge that God owns everything. Yet, the great tragedy is that we still live like we are the owners and the ones making all the decisions. The disconnect between what we intellectually say we believe and how we actually live out our lives is often massive.
Giving in the New Testament
How we give is also radically changed when framed in a context of Life Stewardship. The traditional question is something like, “How much of my stuff am I going to give to God?” The proper question should be, “How much of God’s stuff am I going to keep for myself, and how much am I going to make available for his purposes?” You can see that this latter question changes the discussion entirely. You will come to realize that no one can really be a “generous giver.” We, at most, will only be “obedient couriers,” delivering God’s resources where God wants them delivered. We are just his “mailmen”!
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The collection also contains extensive content directed to people whom the Lord has blessed with material surplus. It provides them with very clear guidance on how to properly and effectively steward the surplus wealth they have been entrusted with.
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Horatius Bonar’s How Shall I Go to God?
Horatius Bonar’s How Shall I Go to
Who was Horatius Bonar?
Horatius Bonar (1808–1889) was a renowned author who came from a long line of ministers in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838, Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
A prolific author and “the Prince of Scottish hymn writers,” he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, and tracts, plus over 600 hymns, including:
In “How Shall I Go to God?” Bonar explores happiness, hope, prayer, death, and more. Bonar offers unique and interesting perspectives on life’s oldest questions.
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