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This is the chp some of you are waiting for. In this chp, Brad Wright examines the big one: Are Christians loving?  And I’m going to depart from normal custom and give the results first: When it comes to measures […]

When it comes to marriage, sex, domestic violence, abortion, crime, substance abuse and everyday honesty, how do Christians stack up? Some of you were asking Wednesday about “non-churchy” behaviors, well, here are some numbers. These are the questions Brad Wright […]

Are evangelical Christians poor, uneducated, Southern and white? (Not that anyone has anything against any of the groups.)  This is the question Brad Wright asks and probes in the 4th chap of his excellent new book, Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and […]

Are today’s youth abandoning the Church? Is there cause for alarm? Or is the condition with youth in the church today about the same as always?  These are questions that many people are asking and many people are also answering […]

What we think they know and what is true are often at odd, sometimes in ignorant bliss though. This observation alone encourages us to get it right by finding evidence for what we know, or conforming what we know to […]

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone, Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins. David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his […]

Last Friday and Saturday Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University, posted an essay describing his journey through the concepts of intelligent design, philosophical naturalism, and Christian philosophy. Beckwith has been no stranger to controversy the […]

Here is a very serious critique of the mainline by Walter Russell Mead, and I offer it to you for conversation. It was sent to me by a friend, an Episcopalian priest, and one who observes that too many today […]

A new study from George Barna on Mainline churches…. Since the 1950s, however, mainline churches have fallen on hard times, declining from more than 80,000 churches to about 72,000 today. The growth among evangelical and Pentecostal churches since the 1950s, […]

We are moving from an age of belief to an age of the Spirit. We are open to the Spirit and pray for the work and power of the Spirit.  An Age of the Spirit doesn’t mean laissez faire anything […]

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