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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 11:20:42 PM »
Dear Cindik,

 The paradox of the paradigm is that the ministers of this paradigm theology will have no churches to preach in; especially in New England. The UCC is on the verge of collapse due to dwindling congregants and  finances. Besides, this paradigm is not new at all. Liberation theology, justice ministry, gay right agendas and, of course, impeachment of the bible as the authority on matters theologic is fifty years old. If one considders the Unitarian Universalist movement, which pretty much embraces the new paradigm theology, one is not impressed with the vitality of that Society. Although it is a perfect vehicle for those in the UCC   seminaries and churches who are of that philosophy,to commune with them. They, UUs, are not trinitarians like those of the "New Paradigm".

The churches that are growing are those that preach on the salvific power of the blood of Jesus Christ based on the authority of scripture despite what the "bible scholars" are telling you.

If you want justice and liberation preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ: born, died and risen for "all inclusively. Check it out; it really is true.

Rich
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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 03:04:41 AM »
Richard -- At least in my neck of New England -- Maine, it is the Open and Affirming UCC churches that are flourishing. So I would question the accuracy of your prediction.

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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 08:23:28 PM »
Hi Denise,

Check out Wikipedia--United Church of Christ---Membership..

Rom. 1:16 can reverse the trend otherwise you are residing over a dying church.

Rich
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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 08:56:51 PM »
Mine's not dying. It's growing -- in numbers and spiritual depth.

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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 09:32:27 PM »
Hi Denise,

Rev. 2:1-5; May God bless you and your church.

Rich
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Re: I want to go to seminary
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 08:08:02 PM »
Richard -- in another thread, you say you are a recent convert to Christianity.  What path did your faith journey take?  Are you part of a UCC congregation now?