August 2018 Synchroblog Invitation – Hey, look! A duck! … That’s not a duck! That’s a rabbit!

7 Aug

This month we invite you to write about something that Christians don’t always see eye to eye about.

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Being a Christian does not mean we all believe the same things or think the same way about any number of topics/issues.

Often we will even hear people complain about the way Christians get along – or don’t get along, because of the emotional disagreements that can develop due to different perspectives.

This month we invite you to choose a topic/issue that often causes disagreements among Christians and write about the different views that Christians hold regarding that topic. Share some of the arguments or resources that each side uses to support their belief.  You can also include the pros/cons for both sides and your own view on the issue? If you want to dive in deeper you could even suggest ways that Christians should handle their disagreements.

This could result in some lively conversations but as always we encourage everyone to remain civil and also open to the prospect of learning a new way to see and think.

Please write and publish your article on Tuesday, August 28, and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on Wednesday, August 29.

We ask you to try not to post your contribution before August 28.

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July 2018 Synchroblog Link List

25 Jul

Thank you for contributing to the July 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of Just War and Pacifism.

If you contributed a post, please copy and past the entire link list below to the bottom of the blog post you contributed this month. Also, it would be great to go and read the blog posts from the other contributors and leave a comment, and then maybe also share their blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter. As we all share each other’s post, we all get more traffic and readers!

Here is the link list:


This post was part of the July 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of Just War and Pacifism. Here are links to others who contributed this month. Go read them all!
 

 

July 2018 Invitation – Just War and Pacifism

13 Jul

final-warAre you a proponent of “Just War” or “Pacifism”? Now is your chance to fight for your position … or not.

“Just War” is the idea that some wars are good and righteous, and must be fought to accomplish peace and bring and end to evil regimes and the terrible treatment of people by some countries and leaders. Think Nazi Germany.

“Pacifism,” however, is the idea that we are not to engage in violence of any kind for any reason, and that there are other ways than war to achieve peace.

What is your position, and why do you hold it? The July 2018 synchroblog is the opportunity to present your view and have it read by others.

Here are some questions to get your creative juices going:

Is it ever right to engage in war? Is violence sometimes allowed in certain situations? If so, what are the conditions?

Does pacifism “work”? If so, you you have a story to share which might show how it worked in a particular situation? How does Pacifism stop evil and violence?

If there is no such thing as a “Just War,” how do you understand the violent texts of Scripture where God is commanding the Israelites to go to war against others?

Please publish your article on July 24 (not before!), and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on July 25 so you can copy it to your blog post. 

We look forward to reading your ideas on these topics!

 

June 2018 Synchroblog Link List

27 Jun

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Thanks for contributing to the June 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of authority. Please make sure to add the following link list on the bottom of the blog post you wrote this month.

Also, it would be great to read and comment on as many of the posts as you can.

If you REALLY want to go above and beyond, you can share the various posts on your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc).

Sharing the links and interacting helps encourage and grow the blogging community here on the Synchroblog.

So please copy the following section and paste it onto the bottom of the blog post you contributed.


Authority for Believers – Soulcare Ministries

Christian Authority – Done With Religion

Who Gets To Say What Is Right Or Wrong? – What God May Really Be Like

A Surprising Source of Spiritual Authority – Glenn Hager

Is it the Bible or Jesus that is authoritative for Christians? ANSWER: Yes – Jeremy Myers

Surrendering Our Authority To Jesus – K. W. Leslie

Under Who’s Authority – Layman Seeker

authority? – Metler

The Age of the Spirit – Liz Dyer

June 2018 Synchroblog Invitation – Authority

6 Jun

The June 2018 Synchroblog theme is “Authority”

As a Christian where do you look to for authority?

Where does ultimate authority and meaning rest for Christians today?

An institution? Scripture? A Christian leader or leaders? Community? Jesus? Spiritual experiences? a combination of some of these things or something else entirely?

Who determines what is right and wrong, correct and incorrect, holy and heretical?

Share your thoughts about where you believe Christians should look to for authority as they live out their faith.

Please write and publish your article by Tuesday, June 26, and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on June 27.

May 2018 Link List

29 May

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Thanks for contributing to the May 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of hell. Please make sure to add the following link list on the bottom of the blog post you wrote this month.

Also, it would be great to read and comment on as many of the posts as you can.

If you REALLY want to go above and beyond, you can share the various posts on your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Remember, once the link lists are on each post, the more traffic we all get … the more traffic we ALL get.

This helps encourage and grow the blogging community here on the Synchroblog.

So please copy the following section and paste it onto the bottom of the blog post you contributed. (I apologize to those who submitted multiple links … only one link per person is allowed.)

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This post is part of the May Synchroblog, in which numerous bloggers around the world write about the same topic on the same day. Links to the other contributors are below. If you enjoyed my article, you will also enjoy reading what they have to say about the topic of hell.

May 2018 Invitation – To Hell and Back

1 May

Hell is a hot topic … in more ways than one.

For this month’s Synchroblog, we want you to explore the topic of hell.

Since this is such a VAST topic … there are numerous ways you can approach the subject.

For example, you could simply seek to answer some of the questions people have about hell from your perspective: Does hell actually exist? If so, what and where is it? Who is there? How long will they be there?

Or, you could share a story about how your thinking on hell has evolved over the years. What were you taught as a child about hell? How did this make you feel? What do you think about hell today, and how has your view changed? Why did it change?

For those who are interested in exploring Scripture, feel free to discuss and analyze and explain a particular Bible passage about hell. Maybe you will present an alternative explanation of this passage … or you will address a text which is often overlooked and neglected in the debate about hell.

Please write and publish your article by Tuesday, May 29, and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on May 30. 

I can’t wait to read your posts!

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