No More Noise

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Faith in Memphis

  It’s hard to think of a better line than the last sentence in the statement from the Brown family: “Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.” There’s a lot of noise-making, on both sides of this heart-breaking drama. Noise-making is easy. It’s the go-to solution, especially for us religious people. When we […]

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Book Review of Timothy Keller’s “Prayer”

This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Book Reviews

  As another year nears its end, what you may want to do is to reflect on the “rim” of your life. What you may need to do, however, is to reflect on the “hub” of your life. Commenting on the ministry of Jesus, Dutch-born author Henri Nouwen explains. He once wrote that Jesus’ public and […]

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Monday Morning Faith: Flourishing in the Hot Zone (Jer. 17:5-8) Chris Altrock – 11/9/14

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Monday Morning Faith

In the 1990’s, an author named Richard Preston wrote a book entitled Hot Zone.  It was a based-on-true-life story that focused on viruses like Ebola. The book was one of the first popular-level novels to cover the impact of Ebola. It was subtitled: “The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus.” The book […]

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How Can Jesus Be The Truth in a Culture of Many Truths?

  A few years ago I was reading through John’s Gospel with a man who did not follow Jesus. Our conversations were surprisingly positive as we walked through John’s account of Jesus. There’s a lot to like about Jesus. And my friend could clearly see that. But those sunny talks turned dark the day we […]

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