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C. S. Lewis, a secret agent?

C. S. Lewis’s remarkable resume has just become even more remarkable!  Now, we learn that in addition to being a novelist, apologist, lay theologian and brilliant lecturer, Lewis was also an agent for Britain’s ultra-secret MI6 early in WWII.

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Martin Luther

Martin Luther on receptive spirituality…

Karl Marx pointed out that Martin Luther “turned priests into laymen because he turned laymen into priests.”  Marx was surely right in his observation—regardless of all that else flowed from his pen as an atheist.


Marx’s remark, along

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Discipleship-Present Tense

The call to holy worldliness…

Revisiting the story of the Reformation is a task that all of us should set ourselves to from time to time.  It’s a complex story that is something of a culmination of ongoing efforts at reform—reform envisioned by leaders

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Scott Harrower

How God matters to your work…

The Trinity changes everything!  If this claim is so, how then are the implications worked out in the various realms of life?  How do we get beyond the discussions of the Trinity that we find in standard volumes

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David Naugle

A primer: Your work matters to God…

Are ordinary believers “second-class citizens” in the Kingdom of God?  Many of us feel that way today—many others have faced the same dilemma down through the centuries.  It’s the pastors, campus ministers, and missionaries who are called into

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Martin Luther

A theology primer: the priesthood of all believers…

If the priesthood of all believers was a “cardinal principle of the Reformation” in the 16th century, where has it gone?


The short answer is that it was a “cardinal principle” in principle only.  The priesthood of all

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Vocation-Modern Reformation

A theology primer: the lost doctrine of vocation…

Protestants generally reckon that many good things were recovered during the Reformation.  But historians and theologians tell us that some of the most significant achievements have since been lost.


Vocation, or calling, is one of the doctrines that

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The Call-Guinness

How Christians become “atheists unawares”…

Why are Christians no longer a force in shaping culture?  Like all big questions, this one doesn’t admit simple answers.  One response—one part of a more complete answer—is that most Christians do not have a theology of everyday

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The purpose of work…

Leisure, not work, is what life is all about.  We work for the weekend and the next vacation.  And long-range, a comfortable retirement is the reason for work.  Work is not done as an end in itself.

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Worldly Saints

Revisiting the Puritan work ethic on Labor Day…

“The Puritans aspired to be worldly saints—Christians with earth as their sphere of activity and with heaven as their ultimate hope. … For them, both worlds were equally real, and life was not divided into sacred and secular.”



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