Mark D. Roberts
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Today, I read a deeply moving story and I want to commend it to you. It was written by Gordon Atkinson, a former pastor and engaging author who used to blog as the Real Live Preacher. It is a story […]

Last month, I wrote about the soundtrack from True Grit (Jan 11; Jan 12) focusing on its creative use of classic hymns, especially “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.” I mentioned how much I have enjoyed this album by Carter Burwell. […]

You hear a lot these days about science and religion. Most anti-religious folk claim that science undermines or even contradicts religious faith. As evidence for this claim (which, by the way, is not scientific, but philosophical), they point to the […]

Sometimes it seems like the Christmas children’s stories mostly have nothing to do with Jesus. There are some wonderful exceptions, of course, like the story told in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Now I have nothing against the secular tales for […]

I have a new collection of Christmas music and I love it. Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning have teamed up once again to produce a stellar album of Christmas music. Their earlier Christmas collections, A Quiet Knowing Christmas and Stars […]

As we approach Thanksgiving Day and its famous meal, Adam McHugh shares some thoughts on how meals can change your life. Check out his article in Relevant Magazine. 

A couple of years ago I became aware of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries. I was most impressed with the high quality of the educational materials they make available online. I continue to think that Reclaiming the Mind Ministries offers a […]

Bradley J. Moore, a business executive in the Northeast and a blogger at Shrinking the Camel, has just put up a helpful post called “It’s Okay to Feel Stupid Sometimes.” If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate this reminder and the […]

I thought I’d share with you some visual reasons to like California, where I am currently on vacation with my family. I lived in California for most of my life until a move to Texas three years ago. I love […]

Patheos, an leading website focusing on religion, is sponsoring a fascinating series of essays on the future of evangelicalism. Patheos has assembled a wide variety of leaders from the evangelical movement who speak to various issues. For example, the first […]