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Al Mohler undresses Rob Bell and the theological liberalism of his new book “Love Wins”

In a strong article, Mohler dissects Rob Bell’s noxious attempt to rescue Christianity from the Bible. He writes: Bell’s argument is centered in his affirmation of God’s loving character, but he alienates love from justice and holiness. This is the traditional … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen: “Scripture shows homosexuality is a sin”

Joel Osteen is making news for his interview with much-hyped Larry King replacement Piers Morgan. Osteen is not particularly good in an interview, particularly when the discussion delves into sensitive topics. He gets a little too soft and he looked … Continue reading

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Andy Miller, the happy Salvation Army warrior, dies at 87

Commissioner Andy Miller, a close friend of my wife Debbie’s and the entire Payton family, and beloved throughout The Salvation Army world, died this morning after a long decline, in suburban Atlanta.  A former U.S. National Commander of the Army, … Continue reading

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Chuck Colson on absolute truth about God, in Slate

There is a fascinating interview with Chuck Colson at the Slate blog, conducted by Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. One section deals with exclusivity of truth. Our culture is most critical of orthodox … Continue reading

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The nuances of the evangelical environmental movement: in Slate magazine.

Slate magazine has been poking around the evangelical environmental movement, which has been a focus of my attention the last five years. The article appears today. It presents different viewpoints, ideologies, and strategies within the movement, but suggests that we’re … Continue reading

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Former Falwell aide reflects on a controversial and productive life

Last week I had a cup of coffee and a good visit with Nelson Keener,  my friend and former colleague on the Prison Fellowship senior mangement team in the 1980s.  We’re many years from our work together, but we share … Continue reading

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A leading Christian ethicist gives us big reasons to care for creation

“Prior to the emergence of the modern environmental movement in the 1960s,” writes Mercer University professor and Christian ethicist David Gushee, “Western Christianity had lost touch with the resources for a creation care ethic that were present within the Bible … Continue reading

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Evangelical resurgence key part of 2010 midterm wildfire

Interesting, wasn’t it, that during the run-up to the midterm election we saw Tea Partiers bellowing from behind their placards rather than Jerry Falwell raging from the pulpit. We heard Sarah Palin’s warnings rather than D. James Kennedy’s jeremiads, or … Continue reading

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As Thanksgiving nears: Holiday ways to care for God’s creation

As we approach the holiday designated by the culture to thank God for the bounty he has granted us, it seems a good time to think about ways to do our part to care for His creation as we gather … Continue reading

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What is the role of followers of Christ in the public arena?

As we close in on an important election day it is a good time to ask this question:  What is the role of individual followers of Christ in the public arena? By this I do not mean solutions presented by … Continue reading

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