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Time to thicken up the church

thick church

Are our churches truly leaving a mark on people? Or another way to think about it: Are our churches thick or thin? What’s the difference between a job and a vocation? Or a collection of people and a team? Well, …

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When charity is labeled “hate”

The culture war has a new front: philanthropic giving. That is, charity. And Christians, once again, are in the crosshairs. Even if you’ve never heard of Guidestar, trust me, philanthropists are very familiar with the organization. Guidestar’s stated mission is …

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The continuing triumph of faith

Ever hear the old saw that religious people are on the wrong side of history? It isn’t true. Turns out, we’re on the right side of the future as well. A year ago, National Geographic told readers that “religion is …

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The Collapse of Evangelicalism?

After same-sex marriage was judicially imposed on America in 2015, I joined many who predicted that cultural pressure against the biblically faithful Christian church would increase. It did. One of the burning questions in my mind has been not whether …

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Overdoses hit close to home | What to do?


An opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across America. What can we Christians do about it? A recent edition of the New Yorker contained one of the saddest collection of stories I’ve ever read. The article described in detail the devastating …

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Civility now | Our democracy depends on it


Democracy requires that citizens actually talk with each other. When we’re no longer capable of that, things fall apart. If there’s an emblem of the hysteria gripping American politics these days, it might just be comedienne Kathy Griffin holding what …

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Saved by an atheist | Do humans matter or not?

Sarah Irving-Stonebraker

Find out how a famous atheist started a secular humanist on the road to faith in Jesus Christ. Sarah Irving-Stonebraker was on the fast track to academic stardom. A native of Australia, Sarah had won the University Medal and a …

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