The Not-So-Crazy, Crazy Thing Christians Think, Part Seven

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My wife and I watched the movie Risen the other night. All things considered, we thought it was a helpful film for Christians, at least. Two things stood out to us. First, the film reminded us how faithless the disciples were about what Jesus had plainly told them.

I trust you can relate, if you’re a Christian.

The second helpful thing was how crazy it would have seemed for people to believe that a dead man was walking around and alive, if you hadn’t seen him yourself. That’s when you look at the one who is proclaiming such a thing and say, “Yeah. Uh, huh. Wow. How about that?”

Giving voice to such a reality would make it seem like you are crazy, deluded, simple-minded, or some combination of the three.

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The Crazy Things Christians Think, Part Six

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The last few weeks, I’ve been writing about the crazy things Christians think. The topic I’d like to address this week, however, is not only a crazy thing Christians think but a sad one.

It has to do with what we call communion.

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The Crazy Things Christians Think, Part Five

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In last week’s post, we investigated the crazy interpretations we Christians have brought forth from Malachi 3:8–12. We discovered that we have taught that Christians should bring their tithes into what the Lord through Malachi called the “storehouse,” which we have somehow morphed into the word “church.” However, the New Testament clearly teaches that the “church” is people—not a building. So, the problem we need to solve is, how can we with integrity and honesty instruct people from Malachi 3 to bring their tithes to the church using this passage of Scripture?

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