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The Church’s Sickness Unto Death

In my last few essays (here, here, and here) I’ve been arguing that American Christianity, and evangelical Christianity particularly, thinks about the church in mostly instrumental ways. The church’s core identity is summed up in what it’s called to do, in most cases, one form of mission activity or another. …

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Left-Leaning Methodist Leaders Vow ‘Resistance Tactics’ to Fight Church’s Support of Biblical Marriage

Hundreds of left-leaning United Methodist leaders and activists gathered in Kansas this week for the “UMC Next” conference to voice their opposition to the denomination’s official rejection of homosexuality and gay marriage.  Denomination leaders voted earlier this year to strengthen their embrace of marriage between one man and one woman, …

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Building on the Black Church’s Bible Legacy

African Americans have held tight to their Bibles over the years. Amid cultural shifts in beliefs and reading habits, their demographic consistently outranks other racial groups for their reliance on the Word. Last year, the American Bible Society (ABS) once again named African Americans “the most Bible engaged in the …

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Protests in Iran and the Church’s call for prayer

Iran (MNN) – While much of the world was anticipating the possibilities of the new year, Iranians were busy calling upon their government for change in widespread protests that continue today. *Peter Smith was able to speak with strategically placed Christians in Iran about the situation that is unfolding. He …

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