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Revival: The King’s Religion

Revival: The King’s Religion

Stephen King’s 2014 release of Revival provides readers with a unique insight into King’s religious reflections. King has, no doubt, written on religion before, and as...

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Does Jesus Focus on the Family?

Does Jesus Focus on the Family?

It almost goes without saying that most Americans, especially Christians, think the family is the foundation of society. To that end, one of our greatest impulses is to...

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Why Aren’t Millennials Attending Your Church?

Why Aren’t Millennials Attending Your Church?

The American church is obsessed with reaching Millennials. Well, at least we are obsessed with talking about it. I’m not entirely convinced we really want to reach...

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Stop Reading Your Bible THAT Way…

Stop Reading Your Bible THAT Way…

Think back to the last book you read from cover to cover. Maybe it was fiction. Maybe it was non-fiction. Think about how the story or ideas were developed. Think about...

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The Misunderstood Jew and Misunderstanding Judaism

The Misunderstood Jew and Misunderstanding Judaism

In the course I teach on Jesus within his historical context in at my church, each week I ask my students to repeat a mantra: Jesus Christ was a first century Jewish...

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