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Vines, Matthew, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same Sex Relationships, Convergent Books, 2014 Wilson, Ken, A Letter to My Congregation, David Crum Media, 2014. The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is one of the main topics of discussion in our culture today. In the fall of last year I…

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Summer is the time when many Protestant denominations hold annual or biennial meetings to assess the state of their union, make policy decisions, and figure out the best way to maximize their partnership. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America meets June 8-12. Thousands of “messengers” from the churches of the Southern Baptist…

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It is possible to believe the promises of God, and have the assurance of salvation, and yet be lost forever. Professing Christians With False Assurance This possibility is implied in Matthew 7:22, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and…

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The Village Church, a Southern Baptist mega-church in the Dallas area, recently disciplined a woman who had her marriage annulled when she found out that her husband had been looking at child porn. Why would the church do that? Isn’t she the wronged party? Jonathan Merritt attempts to make sense of church discipline in his two-part piece, “Shepherds,…

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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings has recently moved from the streets of Paris to the classrooms of France, where teachers, students and policymakers confront religion and free speech. The Charlie Hebdo cartoons and January’s subsequent rally of support for the satirical magazine revealed France’s full support for freedom of expression. This freedom includes satire: portraits…

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More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Muhammad outside an Arizona mosque on Friday (May 29)  in a provocative protest that was denounced by counter-protesters shouting “Go home, Nazis.” The anti-Muslim event outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix was organized by an Iraq war veteran who posted photos of himself…

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I was in Australia recently, on a bit of a tour, working with several schools and organizations, including Christian Media Australia, Ridley College, St. Phillips York Street Anglican, Mentone Baptist Church, The Geneva Push, Moore Theological College, andQueensland Theological College. It was a great trip, and I was glad to get to encourage so many pastors. I did two interviews while…

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“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ ” — Matthew 25:21 Jonathan Edwards is best known for his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and his…

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