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Today's Religions: Looking for the Gospel Amidst Jesusland
October 16th, 2019
Most good ideas or discoveries can be used by Christians to defeat their own message of grace.In fact, holding on to grace is like trying to play water polo with a greased watermelon in a swimming poo...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Political Righteousness
October 8th, 2019
With the possible exception of career, politics has become today’s most popular replacement religion, certainly the one with the most forward momentum and cultural currency. For many, its substitution...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Culinary Correctness
October 1st, 2019
Arriving in urban northern California in the early 2000’s I noticed that people were doing cleanses. Others were eating raw. Organic was becoming a thing. Eggs had to be free-range. Hormone-free event...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Leisure
September 24th, 2019
I’ve been quoting a lot from David Zahl. In his book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It, he shows all sorts of ...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Work
September 17th, 2019
Work has always served as the great American barometer of worth and identity. Our occupation is the number one socially approved means of justifying our existence, and not just the type of occupation ...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Technology
September 10th, 2019
Maybe you know someone who still only uses a flip-phone. Or maybe you’ve gone on a retreat that included a digital sabbath (no emails, no smartphone).In his book, Seculosity, David Zahl cuts to the he...  Read More
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Today's Religions: Parenting
September 3rd, 2019
Babywise or Attachment Parenting?Helicopter or Tiger Mom?And… how are those kids turning out anyway?In being parented or in parenting your child you have encountered the dilemma of an increasingly rel...  Read More
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Hey Look Over There: Adopted
August 27th, 2019
Hey look over there! This summer we’ll point you to other writers, books, bloggers & vloggers each week. Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha (Eerdmans)“Althoug...  Read More
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Hey Look Over There: Things Jesus Never Said
August 20th, 2019
Hey look over there! This summer we’ll point you to other writers, books, bloggers & vloggers each week.“Things Jesus Never Said” by Maggie Johnson......  Read More
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Hey Look Over There: A Few Articles from Thin Places
August 13th, 2019
Hey look over there! This summer we’ll point you to other writers, books, bloggers & vloggers each week.A few articles from Thin Places, a blog by Amy Julia Becker —Why We Still Go to Church John Perk...  Read More
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Hey Look Over There: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear
August 6th, 2019
Hey look over there! This summer we’ll point you to other writers, books, bloggers & vloggers each week. Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear "Matthew Kaemingk’s considerati...  Read More
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What’s awe-inspiring to you?
June 4th, 2019
The early Christians went quickly through a roller-coaster of experiences and emotions that must have given them a sense of whiplash. First, Jesus dies. Then, he starts showing up — to hundreds of peo...  Read More