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How the Early Christians Worshipped
What did Christians really believe before the council of Nicaea?
Life in a Country of Death
Experiencing Christ's resurrection comes in ordinary moments, like sitting down to a meal.
Our Anti-Intellectual Heritage
The history and beliefs of the Pentecostal movement, often shared by evangelicals, hold the seeds of a bias against the life of the mind.
Community In, Not Of, Capitalism
Our modern notions of money and possessions blind us to the reality that everything belongs to God and therefore our church community.
One Way, Many Views
What we believe about the Bible says a lot about how we interact with other faiths.
What Makes the Gospel Good News?
Personal salvation is nice, but delighting in God is better.
Into the Wonder
You won't understand the genius of C. S. Lewis's literary criticism, satire, science fiction, and theological essays until you spend time in Narnia.
The $65,000 Question
And the answer my autistic grandson gives.
Running to Prison
Doing what Jesus says doesn't make any sense, but—if you actually try it—it works.
The Strength of Solitude
Learning to be with God in solitude allows us to be Godly in community.
All Churches Should Be Multiracial
The biblical case.
'It Is Finished' But It Is Not Over
God's work of redemption continues in the redeemed. An excerpt from Cross-Shattered Christ.
When the Giver of Eternal Life Thirsts
A meditation on Franz Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ.
And Jesus Stood: A Sonnet
An excerpt from Holy Week Sonnets.
God's New Family
Rethinking Jesus' words. "Woman, behold thy son … behold thy mother." An excerpt from The Seven Last Words from the Cross.
Advent's Spiritual Pilgrimage
The birth of Christ is only the final stop when meditating this holiday season. An excerpt from Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year.
Every Fraud Needs a Cure
How perpetrators are more gullible than their victims. An excerpt from Cleaning Up.
Learning to Love Moses
The difference between meaning and truth.
Fundamentally Personal
At The Shawmut River Baptist Church, worship and preaching are saturated with the familiar, the at-home.
Evangelicals' Conflicting Interests in Fighting Persecution
It took more than a concern for human rights to motivate churches' and ministries' powerful grassroots.

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It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to push past tweetable quotes and ‘big talk’ to practice true Christlike love.

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