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Christian Worldview Loneliness in Church

February 9, 2016

It is one thing to differ on music styles with your fellow church congregants. It is another to disagree on the sacredness of marriage and life.

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Top 10 Quotes on the Church by Martin Luther King Jr

January 18, 2016

Today Americans commemorate Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are ten key quotes from King about vital Church-related topics.

Just one of many burned churches in northern and central Nigeria (Photo credit: Sharia Unveiled)

“This May Be Our Last Communion”

August 13, 2015

“You taught us that Jesus is worthy dying for,” the Nigerian Christians told their pastor. “This may be our last Communion. We will take it and die.”

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Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Gay Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015

LGBT-affirming churches are openly celebrating the gay marriage decision as a gift from God. What impact will this have on faithful churches in a post-Obergefell v. Hodges world?

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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?

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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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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:…

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Justice and Consolation

February 4, 2015

It is easy in an age of ready information and instant communication to become overcome by the injustice of the world. It is only human to be dismayed by those injustices and to wish…

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What We’re Really Saying

August 1, 2014

What evacuees fail to realize is that religion is inescapable if faith is to be in the plural. Religio (“to bind [together]”) is what happens when a faith is shared in common, across space and time.

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Is Your Church Really A Community?

June 21, 2014

A family is how the Epistles describe the Early Church: they spent time together, ate together, got to know one another, learned from each other, were vulnerable and open to each other…

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A Tale of Two Easters: Remembrance and Forgetfulness of God

April 22, 2014

What is Easter without Christ’s Resurrection? It is nothing. Pascha without the solemn and profound beauty of remembering, affirming, and participating in the theological, historical and existential reality of the Lord’s Resurrection is nothing.

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Millennial Evangelicals and Their Future Social Witness

April 21, 2014

“If your only significant act of public square proclamation is a sneering disavowal of Jerry Falwell, you’re doing it wrong,” Strachan wrote.