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Superman, Christ, and Choice

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written was a theological exploration of evil through the lens of the

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Are US Christians Persecuted?

News out of Egypt today reports that 7 Christians were killed in a drive by shooting after a Christmas Eve

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The Church is Dead…

Last week the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist, gathered for its annual meeting in Phoenix. The media pounced

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Precious Commodities

While we’re talking about having children, here’s an illuminating excerpt from Rodney Clapp about the way consumerism impacts our society’s

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Church…Virtually

In recent months Out of Ur has posted a number of really interesting articles on the “virtual church” phenomenon. The

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Outsourcing Sermons

The Wizard of Oz was a mighty and powerful being to be feared and respected…until the curtain was drawn back

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Surprised by Anne Rice

Last week I picked up a leftover copy of Anne Rice’s second novel about Jesus (or Yeshua ben Joseph as

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Good Work

Do you believe your work matters to God? That question has been on my mind as I prepare a sermon

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Atheism Has Fundamentalists Too

Popular “New Atheists” like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins and proving to be controversial reformers among faithful atheists. In a

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