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Spiritual Disciplines--Don Whitney

Learning and training in godliness…

Theologian J. I. Packer recommends reading this book three times—once a month for three months in a row is his suggested ideal. 


The spiritual disciplines are “really a restatement and extension of classical Protestant teaching on the means

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Os Guinness--Renaissance

How the Church can learn an important lesson from the Vietnam War…

“If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist” is a taken-for-granted axiom of our age.  It is part of everyday thinking as well as a key component in medical and other forms of research.  It has played an

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J. Budziszewski

Sustaining Christian witness in an increasingly pagan culture…


Things seem to be speeding up!  Challenges to the Christian faith are becoming increasingly common in many different segments of our culture—from healthcare to business to education to campus ministry.  Unfortunately, most Christians are not prepared to

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Flannery O'Connor

Sentimental Christians, a brood of wingless chickens…

What is the chief end of God?  The “chief end of God is to glorify us and to be useful to us indefinitely.”  This inversion of the opening line of the Westminster Confession is theologian Leander Keck’s way …

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Paradox of Choice

Learning to read culture – the paradox of choice…

Why can’t you buy a cell phone that doesn’t do too much?  Why are there 175 salad dressings on the shelf at the supermarket?  Why are 120 retirement plans offered in the workplace?  And 50 styles of

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Feminine Beauty--Elle

Why popular culture’s view of feminine beauty matters!

What is beauty?  And who decides?  In the pop culture arena, we all have a good idea.  Ultimately, it’s the marketing executives in a broad range of intertwining industries— advertising, film, fashion, television, and magazine publishing.


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Gratitude – Is it possible for modern people to be grateful?

No, not impossible, but it may be rather difficult!  Some eighty years ago, the Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset pointed out that we moderns exhibit a “radical ingratitude” toward all that has “made possible the ease of our

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Mars Hill Audio--Vol 118

A primer: Cultural apologetics…

Living in a post-Christian culture comes with a host of challenges, many of which are not easily noticed.  This is our native habitat.  It’s what we’re used to.  But the “taken-for-granteds” of contemporary culture may not be

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Stanley Hauerwas

The end of American Protestantism…

Theologian Stanley Hauerwas is a contrarian and a provocateur.  His pacifism puts him at odds with most of the Christian tradition.  His pro-life position puts him at odds with many, if not most, of those in his own

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T. M. Moore

You are what you love…

An important development in Evangelical circles in recent years has been the emphasis on worldview thinking.  A number of organizations have sprung up to provide worldview education for both young people and adults.  Large segments of this movement

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