Category Archives: Christianity

Laying A Gospel Foundation, But Not Building Anything

If there’s one passage that should give the gospel-centered movement pause, it’s Hebrews 6:1-3.

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12 Books that Showcase the Grand Narrative of Scripture

One of the best ways to get a feel for the Bible’s narrative is to read through the Bible chronologically. Another way is to read at least one or two Bible overview books a year. Here are 12 books I recommend.

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7 Podcasts Worth Checking Out

These are the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. What should I add?

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“Was Bonhoeffer Gay?” and Other Adventures in Missing the Point

The best way to honor Bonhoeffer is to not to speculate about his sexuality, but to see how his example counters the errant assumptions of a sexualized culture.

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The Missional Church Is Pointed in 5 Directions

Missional churches are not just “outward focused.” The biblical position is more robust (and beautiful) than the inward / outward dichotomy.

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The Progressive Appeal to an Imaginary Calendar

To be a “progressive” implies that your primary impulse is to progress beyond the present and lead the way toward better days. But not everything we foresee in the future is worth pursuing.

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Jesus-Centered Parenting in a Child-Centered World

Psalm 127 says that children are like arrows in the hand of a mighty warrior. Arrows are given to the warrior to launch into battle, not as accoutrements to your lifestyle.

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The Supreme Court Agrees with Hobby Lobby, But Your Neighbor Probably Doesn’t

You may be thrilled at the Hobby Lobby verdict, but there’s a good chance your neighbor isn’t. In fact, a growing number of Americans don’t see “religious liberty” as important.

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Discussing the Future of Evangelicalism with Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Jonathan Merritt, and Ed Stetzer

Will evangelicals eventually agree to disagree on the legitimacy of same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage?

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The Kindness That Will Kill Your Church

Kindness apart from love devolves into mere “niceness,” and too often, niceties are employed to hide the disease of lovelessness.

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