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Rethinking Church? Megachurch is selling its building and going completely virtual

It was a startling announcement, but in a recent interview with The Denver Post, Touré Roberts, who pastors Potter’s House of Denver, announced the megachurch will be selling its building and going completely virtual.

A New Year’s Resolution: What if I want to start over?

I am writing this on January 1, 2022. That means we have a new year in front of us, and everyone I know is tired of the old one. We had an endless stream of bad news about our health, and the health of the economy, and political arguments. For me, the news every day was a toxic mix. This morning, I had text messages from friends and a relative, and they feel the same as me. There is not enough optimism at the beginning of this year. We need something new, and better. It might comfort you to know that God thought of this first: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (Isaiah 43: 18 and 19) Those are the instructions from a higher source, the highest source, when we get lost in things that happen around us. It is easy to …

NASA hires theologians to help deal with possible discovery of alien life

According to an article in Relevant Magazine, NASA has hired 24 theologians to provide advice if humans ever come in contact with aliens or find evidence of life on other planets. The group is part of the Center for Theological Inquiry (CTI), a non-profit based in Princeton, New Jersey, that provides theological perspectives on issues of cultural and global importance. Relevant added that University of Cambridge religious professor, Dr. Andrew Davison, who is part of this group, stated that their goal is to consider both the cultural and religious implications that such discoveries would have on society. He said that a “large number of people would turn to their religion’s traditions for guidance” if life was discovered on other planets. So, does the Bible speak of Aliens? In the Book of Genesis, we are told that God created earth to hold life, while the rest of the universe, stars and planets, were formed to serve as signs and help man track the seasons: Then God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the …