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Guns & the Future of Ministry

Like many, my heart broke Sunday with the news of another mass shooting. The fact that this tragedy occurred at

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Who Are the De-Churched? (Part 2)

Do church leaders really love us, or do they want to use us? Plus, the gap between what’s preached and what’s heard.

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Japan’s Hidden Christians

I learned something interesting today. Japan’s prime minister Taro Aso is a Christian. That’s fairly remarkable given that the country’s

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My Real/Fake Interview on Consumerism

Back in May I spoke at a conference in Portland, Oregon. Among other things I did a seminar based on

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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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The Coming Evangelical Collapse

Michael Spencer has written a very sobering article in The Christian Science Monitor. The entire piece is worth reading. An

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Slave Labor & Bible Covers

This story comes from Change.org:In 2007, a case of crucifixes purchased by St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York was traced back to

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Interfaith Leadership Conference

Today I’m at Northwestern University to speak at the “Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World” conference hosted by the Interfaith

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The Wrong Boogeymen

Two weeks ago the American Religious Identification Survey [ARIS] released its findings and announced that “secular” Americans now account for

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