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A Book Worth Reading
I Knew Jesus before He Was a Christian . . . and I Liked Him Better Then is an attempt to make an appropriate and helpful distinction between the gospel and religion, between Jesus and the institution in human history that has driven so many away from him. Yet it is a “pro-church” book that calls God’s people to do a better job of representing Jesus to the world by finding its true identity in him.
This Week's Fax of Life
A COSTLIER SACRIFICE
For centuries under the Law of Moses, worshippers had tried to find God through sacrifices and burnt offerings. It didn’t work.[more]
This Week's Sermon
LOVING THE PERSON WHO ISN'T "ONE OF US"
The best way for the church to get clear about our mission in the world is to study the life of Jesus.[more]
YOUR KINGDOM COME
The Kingdom of God broke into human experience in the person and work of Jesus.[more]
BUYING THE GEAR BUT NEVER WORKING OUT
Wearing the gear or carrying the big study Bible could be nothing more than kidding oneself.[more]
'A SORT OF CHRIST'
Martin Luther reminded his generation that Christians belong in the larger marketplace of ideas to be “a sort of Christ” there.[more]
WHAT IF . . . ?
What if the church were a version in miniature of the kingdom of God that focuses the great variety of personalities, gifts, and passions of people to the single task of honoring God in the world?[more]