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“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”: Christians and Social Justice

Social justice is not a conversation that anyone can opt out of: every day we are engaged in secular rituals that either support or threaten...

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Did Martin Luther Invent "Justification" 500 Years Ago?

The doctrine of justification doesn’t rest simply on a verb here or there.

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Lord, When Will You Restore the Kingdom?

“Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

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Why We Need to Rethink "In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty"

It’s true that not everything in the Bible is of equal weight. But I am worried that we have drawn too stark a line between...

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What Happens When Christianity Doesn't Work

So often, when people come to Christ, they are promised "victory in Jesus," but what happens when Christianity doesn’t work?

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Hell Is Not Separation From God

The problem here is that hell, rather than God, has become the object of fear.

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The Gospel According to Mary

The glad tidings of Genesis 3:15—namely, that God will give Eve an offspring who will crush the serpent's head—creates faith. Yet it also initiates a...

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Why the Church Must Become a Cross-Cultural Community

Do we believe that the gospel really has the power to create not only saved individuals but also a saved culture? The Bible proclaims such...

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How I Can Believe in a God Who Sends People to Hell

The other day, a skeptic asked me, “How can you believe in a God who would command the slaughter of innocent people in the Old...

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Should Christians Pray for God to Judge their Enemies?

One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David....