Before Jesus left this earth, He gave His followers a new commandment: "Love one another" (John 13:34). What does that mean? And who did Jesus mean by "one another"? We don't have to search far and wide to find disunity and division in our world today. News shows and social media platforms can be a hornet's nest of hostility and hate. Sometimes, sadly, even those of us in the church adopt this attitude. On Monday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, devotional author, Chris Rappazini hopes that as we study November's Today in the Word we'll learn how we can imitate Christ's love as we interact with others and cultivate an attitude of humility as we seek to understand others.
Reformation Day is celebrated by Protestant Christians as the day to recognize and commemorate Martin Luther's nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517. What caused the reformation? What were the religious, social, and economic events that were happening in that day? On Monday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, President of Knox Theological Seminary, Dr. Scott Manor and Professor of Biblical Studies, Sam Lamerson join us to discuss how the church should think about reformation today, and are there parts of the reformation that the church has forgotten about and needs to be reminded of?
On Monday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Brian Kluth, national spokesperson for NAE and Bless Your Pastor joins us to encourage Christians and churches to prepare to bless our pastors during the month of October. National research by the Barna group indicates that pastors are discourages, with 43 percent of pastors saying that they have given serious consideration to leaving vocational ministry. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) created the Bless Your Pastor campaign to help churches encourage their pastors.
Chris Rappazini is the Associate Professor of Leadership at the Center for Leadership and Organizations at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. He previously served as associate professor and program head of the BA and MA in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is the vice president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and also served as the associate minister of preaching and teaching at Southside Christian Church in Spokane, Washington. Chris and his wife, Ashley, have three children.
Dr. Scott Manor is the President of Knox Theological Seminary. He believes in the importance of understanding how our Christian heritage informs our faith today, especially as it relates to the historical and theological development of the early church. Born and raised in central Florida, Dr. Manor completed his PhD in Early Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebecca, and sons, Iren and Clement, traveling, and sailing.
Dr. Sam Lamerson is a Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies at Knox Theological Seminary. His teaching philosophy can be summed up in a quotation from William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” He has taught in Jamaica, Korea, China, and all over the United States. Dr. Lamerson is married to Cindy and has two grown children, Charity and Josiah, and one granddaughter, Ella Grace.
Brian Kluth is the national director of NAE Financial Health, an initiative of the National Association of Evangelicals to provide solutions for pastors and churches facing economic challenges. Brian regularly travels across the country to speak at denominational, pastor, church and leadership events on pastor finances and church generosity. He also directs the national Bless Your Pastor campaign. Brian is a pastor, inspirational and experienced public speaker, bestselling author, and seasoned radio and TV guest.
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