The Great Secession

This entry is part 22 of 24 in the series Gospel

  What posture does the church take in a world filled with people whose hearts are not yet God’s? The religious leaders of Jesus’ day offered four answers to that question. In this series we’re exploring those answers. The final group, called the Essenes, answered in this way: “I will withdraw from you.” Where the […]

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Keeping Your Distance

This entry is part 21 of 24 in the series Gospel

  What posture does the church take in a culture filled with people who do not know God? The religion of Jesus’ day offered four answers to this crucial question. One was offered by the Pharisees. Their primary message to the world was this: “I will protect myself from you.” The Pharisees took God’s commands […]

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Book Review: iGods by Craig Detweiler

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Book Reviews

  The Apostle Paul urges us not to be “conformed to this world” (Rom. 12:2, ESV). Paul recognized that interior is influenced by the exterior. Our hearts and minds within can be shaped by the things without. Our faith may be more influenced by the music we listen to and the movies we watch than […]

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Book Review: Unapologetic by Francis Spufford

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Book Reviews

    Francis Spufford has a six-year-old whose friends are going to call her weird and worse because she goes to church. Contempt for Christianity is even more common in Spufford’s country than in ours (he lives in Britain where less than six percent of people regularly attend church). His contemporaries view Christians as those […]

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