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Two years ago, many people were shocked by the publication of a medical ethics paper arguing for the permissibility of “after-birth abortion” (i.e. killing a healthy newborn) by two bioethicists, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. Reactions to the paper were quite varied, ranging from complete denial (“Surely these guys are just playing devil’s advocate”) to total outrage, including some death threats to…

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Greg Forster's important and practical new book helps Christians think out how to engage culture. Many would say this is not a proper goal for believers, but that is a mistake. Acts 17 records Paul's famous visit to Athens, the academic center of the Roman Empire of the day. One commenter likened the intellectual power of Athens at…

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A few days ago, a friend texted me. Apparently a Christian band had been publicly ripping on him and he needed some advice. Now at the bare minimum, that’s not the best use of time for a Christian band, what with all the spreading the joy of Christ they’ve got on their plate. But the…

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We’re new creations in Christ. The old has gone, new has come. But though we are all saints we’re not yet perfected. Though no longer slaves of sin, we must still put it to death every day. And because we are building our lives together as believers, we often sin and sometimes sin horribly against…

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Last Thursday was one of the most joyful and somber days of my life. We often speak of life as a journey of mountaintops and valleys, but rarely do we experience the joy of the mountain and the sorrow of the valley so close to each another. The morning began with the good news that…

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Now that we are in the throes of the digital age, it is safe to say that (at least for now) this is what the future looks like. Doctors conduct arthroscopic surgery using tiny cameras, scientists grow human ears on the backs of mice, a googolplex of angels dance on the head of a pin.…

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Without exception, regardless of our situation, following Jesus requires all of us to repeatedly exorcise courage, because the Lᴏʀᴅ frequently calls us to face or do things we’re afraid of. In this, Joshua, the son of Nun, is an example for us. His call was to lead Israel in battle after battle, decade after decade,…

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Results of an online survey suggest that Jesus and Christianity are more popular than Chairman Mao and Communism, on China’s version of Twitter. Researchers at Tea Leaf Nation—an online magazine that studies media trends in the country— recently scanned the social media platform Weibo for Christian terms and found they are quite popular, despite the…

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One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,” Paul declared. As he stated so emphatically, the Galatians had failed in…

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If you’re a Christian, you’ve probably struggled to figure out what it looks like to walk the line between resting in Jesus’ work and striving to obey him. But are you asking the right questions? Several years ago, I sat down to answer a basic question: What does it look like for me to be…

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by Kevin DeYoung The Bible is the most important—and most controversial—books ever written. Its message of world destroyed by human sinfulness and redeemed only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is an affront to our modern sensibilities. So it’s no wonder this book is constantly under attack, is it? For centuries, skeptics of…

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