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Welcoming Visitors: Raising Our Awareness

Posted on January 16th, 2012

Some visiting Christians who were looking for a church home decided not to identify with a church I formerly worked with because they did not find the group as “friendly” as other area churches. My initial reaction was a defensive one: that they completely and unfairly misdiagnosed us; that I myself tried to warmly welcome […]

God and Country

Posted on January 9th, 2012

I feel very blessed to have been born both in this place and in this time. I love my country (and my state even more, but that’s another thought) and am proud to sing our national anthem and pledge my allegiance to the United States of America. And while I am not widely traveled, I have enough experience […]

Evangelism and Religious Capital

Posted on January 5th, 2012

As I write this, I am in the middle of an engaging new book by social historian Rodney Stark, The Triumph of Christianity. A compendium of the most significant findings in many of his earlier works, this masterpiece summarizes “how the Jesus movement became the world’s largest religion.” There are treasures of priceless information on […]

No Christmas Service?

Posted on December 25th, 2011

It comes as a shock to some people that we do not have a special service memorializing the birth of Christ, especially when so many religious groups advertise pageants, plays, and concerts celebrating “Christmas.” People tell us that Jesus Christ is “the reason for the season.” Our refusal to jump on the bandwagon is not […]

Book Review: the Bible’s Extraordinary Impact since the Publication of the KJV

Posted on November 9th, 2011

Melvyn Bragg, The Book of Books: The Radial Impact of the King James Bible 1611-2011. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2011. 370 pages. Melvyn Bragg is the host of the popular arts program, The South Bank Show, and the author of numerous books, including The Adventure of English, which explored the history of our language. Now he has […]

Why I Believe in God

Posted on November 9th, 2011

A lot of atheists these days are taking their gloves off in an all-out effort to discredit religious faith. Sam Harris condemns what he calls “the lunatic influence of religious belief.” Daniel Dennett arrogantly claims, “We brights don’t believe in ghosts or elves or the Easter Bunny – or God.” Christopher Hitchens attributes faith in […]

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