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Jul 3, 2015
Research
God and Country: Americans' Views of God's 'Relationship' with the U.S

God and Country: Americans' Views of God's 'Relationship' with the U.S

What do Americans think about the United States and God? Fascinating new data.

Happy Fourth of July weekend folks, my American readers!

Two hundred thirty-nine years ago tomorrow, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, nearly a month before it would eventually be signed. I hope you're having a fun weekend, getting to enjoy some time ...

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Jul 2, 2015
Thinkers

Three Scenes: The Open Secret in Christian Adoption Circles and Why it Matters to the Church

How will you and your church contribute to the ministry of adoption?
Three Scenes: The Open Secret in Christian Adoption Circles and Why it Matters to the Church

I’m thrilled that my friend Ed has allowed me occasional space here to address matters of interest and concern. In April I wrote about how adoption doesn’t fix children over at her.meneutics. With oversight of Focus on the Family’s adoption and orphan care ...

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Jul 2, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 7/2/15

Digital Natives; Poverty Fighters' Bible; Next Culture War
Morning Roundup 7/2/15

5 Ways Your Church Can Adapt to “Digital Natives”Chris Martin

Helpful from my blog guru—who knows digital—Chris Martin.

The Poverty Fighters' Bible—Lesa Engelthaler

Here's a great look at an important book. Also, we've had ...

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Jul 1, 2015
Interview

Help My Unbelief: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

How do we face unbelief? Barnabas Piper explains his new book.
Help My Unbelief: An Interview with Barnabas Piper

Ed Stetzer: Your first book was about being a pastor’s kid, and this one, Help My Unbelief, is about belief and the extent to which we can know God. When you sat down to write Help My Unbelief, what did you hope to accomplish? If a reader came up to you and said, “Barnabas ...

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Jun 30, 2015
Research

Is Islam a Threat to Religious Freedom? New Data from LifeWay Research

New LifeWay Research shows what Americans think about the effects of Islam on religious freedom around the world.
Is Islam a Threat to Religious Freedom? New Data from LifeWay Research
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Muslims around the world are approximately halfway through the month of Ramadan, a month of fasting out of observance of what they believe is the first revelation of the Qur'an to Muhammad.

Needless to say, this has not been a good week for the "view" of Islam, ...

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Jun 30, 2015
Roundup

Morning Roundup 6/30/15

Privatize Marriage; Legalize Polygamy; Rachel Dolezal
Morning Roundup 6/30/15
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Rand Paul: Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business AltogetherSenator Rand Paul

Back in 2011, I read as Tony Jones made the argument civil and religious marriage should be separated. That was back when states were restricting marriage to opposite-sex relationships. ...

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