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Christians: Fire Your Image Consultant

We tend to forget how much spin goes on in Hollywood and Washington. Both communities are awash in public relations specialists and image consultants who work hard to form public perception about their clients. When a senator’s poll numbers start getting shaky, these professionals jump into action. Whether they’re leaking a couple pics from the […]


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My 10 Favorite Lesser-Known Martin Luther King Quotes

There are very few historical individuals who I find more inspirational than Martin Luther King. It isn’t just that his words are some of western Christianity’s most spiritually potent, it’s that he was more than a man of words. He was on a powerful and incredibly articulated mission—one he was willing to die for. When it became […]


Jesus

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5 Sobering Reflections on the Sheep and the Goats Parable

There’s something about Jesus’ sheep and the goats parable that I find harrowing. It captivates me like none of his other teachings—and haunts me. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people […]

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Scripture

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Are We Putting the Bible in Its Place?

The church might be suffering from infoenza. The Bible, which chronicles God’s relationship with mankind, can easily become a substitute for relationship with God. Let’s be honest. The Bible is a real and tangible thing, where sometimes God is not. It’s not hard to understand why we would elevate biblical knowledge above any other spiritual indicator. […]

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Social Issues

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When Did We Get So Dumb?

“One way of looking at the history of the human group is that it has been a continuing struggle against the veneration of ‘crap.’”—Neil Postman I came home the other night after having an interesting conversation with a co-worker about Ayn Rand. After re-reading some passages from The Fountainhead, I got online to find some […]

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The Church

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“Christian Cleavage” Probably Isn’t the Problem

It was the last and final interview. I’d sat through two discussions with this women already, and I knew that, not only was she going to be an incredible fit in the company, she was going to be an unbelievable asset to my team. As I was sure she would, she nailed the interview. I thanked and […]

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