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Christianity in Decline

An article published last month in the Pew Research Center observing that fewer people living in the United States call themselves Christians has generated a lot of discussion recently. Atheists and agnostics are on the rise, and ex-Christians now represent … Continue reading

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The Last Church Strategy

Among the many and varied forms of the Christian religion, three are fairly common, though most brands include some aspects of the following generalizations. One group is skillful at turning descriptive narratives from the scriptures into prescriptions for effective ways … Continue reading

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Finding Focus

For several years now, there’s been much talk and writing about what church is and/or what it should be. Some of it is pretty good stuff as far as emphasis on relationship, participation, and freedom from hierarchical leadership goes. Others … Continue reading

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Sex in Leviticus

About once a year I check to see what’s being talked about in Christian magazines. Today’s topics in one of them included musicians, Christian celebrities, same-sex marriage, atheism, suicide, emergency contraception, an article speculating whether or not Billy Graham’s become … Continue reading

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Virtual Christianity

My wife and I just got home from a vacation in Disneyland with our daughter, her husband and a friend. As you know, attractions that simulate real life adventures are a favorite at the popular resort. Star Tours uses “state-of-the-art … Continue reading

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Religion Tree

A novel I’ve been reading in which most of the main characters are Muslim got me to thinking about how religion often spawns adherents who are at once very passionate and extremely misguided. Having ministered in Islamic republics and worked … Continue reading

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Language of Life

Last weekend I enjoyed a major blast from the past. One of my childhood friends had organized a reunion of those of us who spent most of our childhood together on a few acres of country in Southern Arizona. Our … Continue reading

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A History Lesson

What shall we …do with this rejected and condemned people, the Jews? First, to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see … Continue reading

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Coming Up From the Wilderness

I borrowed this from the website linked below. It’s one of the best summaries of the journey that I’ve seen, so thought it would be a good way to end this past year and start the new one. Coming Up … Continue reading

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