The Drama of Bad Church Testimonies

Few things are as influential as positive testimonies, be they for products, or for faith. The practice of telling the story of how you came to faith, a.k.a. the personal testimony, has waned of late in many churches, in no small part because either people are...

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When Islam Abandoned Reason

Robert R. Reilly, who has more accomplishments than I can list, has written a fascinating historical account of 9th century Islam, and how the more Hellenic (Greek) version of Islam, which viewed reason and faith as complementary, was ousted by the anti-reason school of thought...

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Is “Christian Education” an Oxymoron?

While some may be quick to dismiss such a concept as anti-intellectual or narrow, I think that only a poor implementation of a Christian interpretation of knowledge will end up in a religious, anti-reason, post-hoc reasoning. I suppose there are two possible errors that anyone designing...

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PODCAST: I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice

In chapters 4-6 of Hosea, a passage occurs that Jesus quotes at least twice in the New Testament: For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. ~ This has a lot to say to us religious people...

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2015 Rethinking Hell Conference, June 18-20

I am totally jazzed to be part of the 2015 Rethinking Hell Conference, this year held on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Here’s the details. Let me know if you’re going, I’ll be, ahem, on staff ;). Never hurts to know...

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