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Beauty in the Storm

July 23, 2020

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“When you see (Jesus) in this context, you see that beauty is more powerful when it’s in the middle of the storm. It’s beauty in the storm. That is powerful enough to inspire a leap of faith.”

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Asking The No-No Question

June 8, 2020

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Theologian John Jefferson Davis asks the question few dare ask — “Is the COVID 19 virus a judgement from God?” — with at least two twists. First, he refuses to shame the curious. He even says: “That’s a fair and appropriate question.” How novel. Many supposedly sophisticated Christians — including evangelicals — poo-poo the query […]

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Living Through Saturday

April 11, 2020

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Our presuppositions — plagues are a thing of the past — have been strewn on the floor.

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Readings from Hebrews 10 on Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Is Grandma worth the price?

March 29, 2020

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Hear the resurgence of Social Darwinism, a discredited 19th-century ideology that baptized rivalry.

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Human Predators & Innocents

December 28, 2019

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Herod’s life testified to power’s dehumanization.

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Barth’s Advent Message

December 11, 2019

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The message of Advent about the coming of the light requires that we become people of Advent

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How To Talk To An Angry Calvinist

October 22, 2019

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An especially surly brand of Calvinism has throttled American evangelical Christianity in recent years.

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Remaining Sanguine In A World of Rage

August 27, 2019

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The question of the hour: How do we stay focused in the era of trolls and beat-red faces?

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Cracks In The Foundation: Why American Evangelical Christianity Soured

July 13, 2019

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My name was lit up in lights last month with a 3,000-word article published on The Anxious Bench over at Patheos. I trace the devolution of American evangelical Christianity to the heart of the mid-twentieth century evangelical resurgence, supposedly before political partisans hijacked the movement. In fact, the partisans were already there, paving the way […]

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