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June 5, 2019

How Important Is Religious Freedom for Christians Today? Not Very.

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I have a confession: I’m of two minds about religious freedom. I know I risk being called a heretic by some, and a hypocrite by others, but I’m not so sure religious freedom has always been good for Christians. What? Here I am, in a country that...

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December 17, 2018

Dethroning Herod

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Before the Prince of Peace could even walk or talk, he was a homeless refugee with a price on his head. Jesus’ birth was anything but a postcard image. This child was a threat. The tiny town of Bethlehem was not just the inauspicious place where...

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October 8, 2018

Christians Don’t Fit into the Political System. Period.

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Rev. Timothy Keller’s recent Op-ed in the New York Times, “How Do Christians Fit Into the Two-Party System? They Don’t,” has gotten me thinking. It’s insightful, to the point, gracious, and thought-provoking, but, and I say this with deep respect...

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July 17, 2018

Is This Church? Losing Table Fellowship

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I understand how times change. We don’t live in the same world Jesus did. But in my mind, something has gone awry if we as Christ’s body can’t share our homes and tables together. Recently I spent the evening in a small house community. “Come by and...

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