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Same-sex marriage has highlighted high-profile relationships between theology, church, state, and society. Though a 2013 Pew Forum survey noted that nearly three-quarters of Americans think that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” evangelicals remain largely opposed to redefining marriage, with less than a quarter favoring the policy. The divide between evangelicals and mainline...

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First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Though a 2012 First Amendment Center survey noted that a majority of Americans identify that the First Amendment contains the...

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Lent

Lent marks a 40-day period on the church calendar leading up to the celebration of Easter. During Lent, Christians have traditionally engaged in practices of self-denial, like fasting, meant to orient their hearts and minds to the sufferings of Christ, who spent 40 days in the desert fasting and enduring temptations from Satan. While many evangelicals reject Lenten disciplines for their associations...

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John Piper

John Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 33 years. Additionally, the Reformed pastor and professor has written over 50 books and serves as chancellor and professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. Through his ministry, Desiring God, Piper both advocates for Christians’ pursuit of God as their ultimate goal, an idea he calls “Christian hedonism...

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Top Story April 16, 2014
Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon
If you want to help people see Holy Week with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.
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