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The Hunger Games and the Gospel…


 The Hunger Games and the Gospel” is the theme of two talks by Dr. Ted Sherman in The Humanitas Forum on Christianity & Culture, February 13 & 14.  In an effort to better understand popular

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Schaeffer 2

The virtue of listening—because there are no little people…

Hearing is one of our natural senses, but listening is more.  Listening requires focus and attention.  In fact, good listening is just another way of talking.  It speaks clearly—it says, you’re important.  What you have to

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Ordinary--Michael Horton

‘Ordinary’ — one of the loneliest words in our language.…

‘Awesome’ is probably the most overused—and most abused—word in the English language.  The awesome tag gets attached to anything and everything: to a Grunge band, to a worship band; to cheese cake, to Jennifer Lawrence; to a friend’s new

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Truth to Tell-Newbigin

The Gospel as public truth—it must govern every facet of human life…

The Gospel becomes something other than the Gospel if it is relegated to the private realm.  Compartmentalized, privatized faith was not what the early Proclaimers of the Good News had in mind. Declaring what they had “seen and heard,”

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Remembering the Christian Past

Bearing witness to the one true God in a secular age…

The secular assault on the Christianity is, in essence, a project of banishing Christian practice to the private lives of believers.  You can keep your Christianity if you reduce it to ideas, feelings, and experiences.

But the ferocity of

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James Mumford

Religious liberty is for losers…

From flower shops to bakeries to wedding mills to elite universities, religious liberty has become one of the burning issues of our day.  In these varied arenas, a diverse group of folks, who self-identify as Christian, fear that they

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Chris Kiesling

Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Church…

Young adults are leaving the church in droves! The past one hundred years in North America have brought dramatic changes to how young people approach becoming an adult. Today, on many measures, this stage of life represents the least religious

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Spiritual Formation-Young Adults

Christian spiritual formation that cuts against the grain…

Soul Searching has been described as an “illuminating and disturbing exposé of the faith of American youth.”  But, more significantly, for those of us committed to the teachings and practices of orthodox Christianity, Soul Searching is good sociology in

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No God but God: The martyrdom of Polycarp

The life and death of Polycarp reminds us of Hebrews 11:35:  “Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life.”  Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, would not have been burned at

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J. Budziszewski

Evangelizing Christians…

There are many “Christians” who have never met Christ.  They grow up in the church.  Their parents are good members and may be leaders in the congregation.   Dad may be a pastor, or the parents may even

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