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Features a variety of perspectives, letters, and journal entries on theology, Christian living and contemporary culture ––– ranging from casual and thought-provoking blogs on current events to expository teachings for personal reflection and application.

The Origins War, Part II

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

The Origins War, Part II

Combatting the two extremes: When “literal” and “liberal” theologies compromise the gospel.

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Back to the pending question: Does evolution complement, compromise, or contradict what Scripture testifies about creation? Unfortunately, the blanket condemnation of evolution has made this discussion a hot, dense mess. To reject evolution is precarious–––which thesis? No one is rejecting them all, and everyone is
Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

Flying Saucers & Spaghetti Monsters

A quick crackdown on New Atheism, Scientism, Naturalism, and the usual suspects.

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Over recent decades, New Atheism evolved from a small elite group of militant anti-theists known as the Four Horsemen of Atheism – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins – into a broad sweeping social attitude, a spirit even, characterized by its “reasonable” rebellion
The Origins War, Part I

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

The Origins War, Part I

On the Creation Evolution conflict in the Church and understanding Scripture in a Scientific Age.

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There are many points of contention, to put it gently, between Creationists and Evolutionists: How science should interpret or illuminate Scripture; Big Bang cosmology and the beginning of the material universe; age of the earth or length of days in creation; gradual formation of intended
Iron For All Men

Iron For All Men

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The Bible often uses everyday objects and experiences to convey spiritual truths. In some cases, it can take a bit of research to really get to the heart of the message, especially today since we’re now thousands of years removed from its date of writing.
The Cave Psalm

The Cave Psalm

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Israel has been home to a vast system of wadis from the most ancient of times. Wadis are dried waterways that experience seasonal flooding. They can vastly range in size from shallow to very deep, and narrow to very wide. They are beautiful, mysterious, and
Humble Bread

Humble Bread

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In modern Western culture, much ado has been made about what we should be eating. This privileged conundrum has given us countless books, blogs, movements and lifestyles all in the name of self-betterment. This is what can happen when we stop worrying about starvation; we
The City of Death

The City of Death

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“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people; all that burden