The Good News of the Persecuted Church

In this past year, as ISIS has committed targeted genocide against Christians, the Church at large has become aware of the reality and horror that is persecution. For those like myself...
May 20, 2015
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    ‘The Gospel according to Mormon’ in Scottish Journal of Theology

    This month’s issue of Scottish Journal of Theology published an article by BYU professor Noel B. Reynolds entitled ‘The Gospel According to Mormon’ (SJT 68: 218–234 ). As the title suggests, Reynolds sets out to analyze the definition of the concept of ‘gospel’ as set forth in the Book...
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    An Exciting Christianity

    As one who works with youth, I often feel the pressure or need to spice up the Christian story and make it more engaging, relevant, or fun.  In much of the literature that is deemed “Youth Ministry” or in some of the examples set forth as “successful youth ministries,”...
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    Christianity: A Way-Of-Being-In-The-World

    For the majority of my American Evangelical upbringing , I feel as though I was  told that there were two main criteria for what religious leaders around me called “being a believer”: 1) one must have the right beliefs (orthodoxy) and 2) one must live an upstanding moral life...
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    Church Security Teams Revisited: Still Unbiblical

    Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post entitled, Church Security Teams? Verdict: Unbiblical, that seemed to be quite popular. Although, if I had my druthers it would have been popular because people agreed with it. But seeing as the article garnered a paltry two Facebook likes and...
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    From Premillennialism to Amillennialism And Back: An Eschatological Change of Mind

    Nearly two years ago I wrote a post entitled, “Amillennialism: Rethinking and Critiquing my Eschatology After Five Years.” In that post I analyzed an earlier blog post I wrote back in 2007 called, “How I Became An Amillennialist.” Two years ago I concluded that I was still an Amillennialist,...
  • Richard Rorty

    Reflections On The Contingency of Language

    Cigarette smoke drifts over the surface of the desk—the picture of wife when she still had her looks, the onyx box from Caesar, the clay plaque with the imprint of his first son’s hand on it, made while he was still a child in nursery school. Pilate squints...
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    The Case for House Church

    I am sure that to many, the title of this article made you roll your eyes a little bit. You know that the Bible talks about churches meeting in houses but… I mean, that can’t possibly apply to our cultural setting today. You also may have met some rather...
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    A Bridge Too Short?

    Earlier this week, my fellow blogger Calvin Sodestrom penned an excellent piece on so called “church marketing.” While I agreed with most everything that Calvin said, I also wanted to press his point further and help us to reconsider how we go about “doing church.” Calvin’s insights were useful...
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    Mormon interview: meet Brother Jake, an unconventional Latter Day Saint

    So just who is Brother Jake? Well, he’s a member the LDS church, a blogger, and a really nice guy who I’ve had the privilege of chatting back and forth with over emails. But Jake is probably best known for his series of YouTube videos in which he uses...
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