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C. S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Birthed 75 Years Ago

February 7, 2016

Mere Christianity, the seminal work in Christian literature by C.S. Lewis, can trace its history back to February 7, 1941.

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10 Quotes from FDR on Religion

January 30, 2016

Here are ten quotes from FDR that demonstrate his high regard for the role of religion, especially Christianity, in American democracy and global freedom.

Church Renewal Through Prayer

Unlocking the Power for Church Renewal

January 28, 2016

Here in the West, we must emulate our fellow believers in the developing world and commit to faithful prayer if we’re serious about Church renewal.

Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary, Arianism & Materialistic Humanism

January 13, 2016

Liturgical traditions commemorate Saint Hilary of Poitiers today. Hilary’s struggle against the Arian heresy during the fourth century AD serves as an example to modern Christians.

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UCC Advisory Panel Debates Israeli Boycott and Apartheid

June 22, 2015

A United Church of Christ panel recently examined the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement ahead of the denomination’s General Synod later this week.

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Do Conservative Christians Care About the Poor?

June 15, 2015

According to the stereotype, conservative Christians are obsessed with sexual issues like abortion and homosexuality and have no concern for the poor. Is true? If not, why does this stereotype persist?

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“Our Father” or Fairy God Mother?

June 9, 2015

The Church of England wants to address God as a female. Does God get a say in this?

Duccio - The Temptation on the Mount
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The Call of Conscience

May 20, 2015

In a recent article, I noted UMC Bishop Mel Talbert’s appeal to conscience as a justification for violating the rules of the UMC Book of Discipline which he had agreed to live by. This…

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Easter Hope for Christianity’s Future

April 8, 2015

Is Obama more Christian than David Cameron? Their respective Easter pronouncements might indicate so. The President gave “thanks for the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation” and professed to “rejoice in the…

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Iran’s Spiritual Challenge to American Christians

March 3, 2015

Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program.  Revealingly they urged:…

Icon of the 21 Christian Martyrs killed by ISIS in Libya by Antoun Rezk (Photo credit: Antoun (Tony) Rezk)

Four Things You Should Read about ISIS & Christianity

February 24, 2015

To provide more understanding about the Islamic State, and how to pray against the demonic forces that control them, here described are four articles that you should read, along with my annotations!