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5 Questions about Church Discipline

This article is part of the Questions and Answers series. Q: What is church discipline? A: You might have noticed that disciple and discipline are related words. In the broadest sense, church discipline is one part of Christian discipleship.1 It involves teaching and correction. Not surprisingly, theres a centuries-old practice of referring to formative discipline... Read more

US Church to discipline bishop who refused to permit same-sex marriage blessings

The Bishop of Albany William Love(Photo: Facebook/The Diocese of Albany)The US Episcopal Church has ruled against a bishop who refused to allow same-sex marriage blessings to be held in his diocese. The Bishop of Albany, William Love, said he was "very disappointed" by this week's ruling from the disciplinary panel, which followed a trial earlier in the... Read more

Biblical Meditation: The Overlooked Christian Discipline – Bible Gateway Blog

At Bible Gateway, we don’t think biblical meditation is a lost art by any means. Nor does it have to be that far out of reach, though it sometimes seems to be. While I was in school I made a handful of attempts to systematically read through the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. I always... Read more

Why Gratitude Is a Spiritual Discipline | RELEVANT Magazine

Its almost unbelievable that Jesus heals 10 lepers in Luke 17 simultaneously. Without fanfare, He simply commands the motley crew, Go, show yourselves to the priest. They exit stage-left and their skin is restored. Jesus certainly missed an opportunity there to make a big, impressive scene. The Lord was never concerned with aggrandizement. What... Read more

Walking as a Spiritual Discipline: An Interview with Mark Buchanan – Bible Gateway Blog

What happens when we literally walk out our Christian life? What does our physical being have to do with our spiritual life? What does the Bible actually mean when it exhorts us to walk in the light, or walk by faith, or walk in truth? How did Jesus model walking as spiritual formation? Bible Gateway... Read more

The C of E’s clergy discipline scandal is symptomatic of a deeper problem

(Photo: Facebook/Church of EnglandA new report which has branded the Church of England's disciplinary system "toxic" will come as no surprise to everyone who has been following the story. The paper by Dr Sarah Horsman, warden of Sheldon a retreat centre and clergy support organisation described the C of E's Clergy Discipline Measure (CDM) as symptomatic... Read more

Sourdough and the Spiritual Discipline of Pace

Sourdough is on the rise. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has incited fear, panic, and partisan rancor, it has also revived older traditions that take time to cultivate and master, like bread baking. Many of us have decided to use the extra time on our hands in quarantine for baking sourdough bread. Major news outlets have... Read more

The Most Uncared for Religious Self-discipline | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] In 325 A.D., the council at Nicea determined that the 40 days main as much as Easter could be a time for fasting (not together with Sundays, which implies Lent technically lasts 46 days). Some Christian denominations have held onto this custom, whereas others have chosen to not adhere to it. I've... Read more

Why Gratitude Is a Non secular Self-discipline | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Its virtually unbelievable that Jesus heals 10 lepers in Luke 17 concurrently. With out fanfare, He merely instructions the motley crew, Go, present yourselves to the priest. They exit stage-left and their pores and skin is restored. Jesus actually missed a chance there to make a giant, spectacular scene. The Lord was... Read more