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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
THE SUPREME COURT AND A FALLING SKY
The earliest Christians were not caught up in “culture wars” to the degree their contemporary American heirs have been.[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]
FORGIVENESS ALWAYS ASTONISHES
In a tit-for-tat world, forgiveness seems to make no sense. [more]
'I DON'T JUDGE PEOPLE'
Jesus – along with Paul and Peter and your common sense – actually requires that we pass judgment on truth and falsehood, right and wrong.[more]
BEAUTY AS DIVINE STRATEGY
"Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty."[more]
YOUR BIBLE IS NOT SAFE!
People who want the security of personal comfort and self-directed lives had better steer clear of the Bible. [more]