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  • The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

    The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

    And other facts about Bible translation that transformed the world.At the very beginning of the Reformation, the only Bible available was the Latin Vulgate, the Bible Jerome had produced in Latin in A.D. 380. It included both a translation of the He…
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  • John the Baptist and Baptism (Theology for Life)

    John the Baptist and Baptism (Theology for Life)

    Hosted by Drs Ed Stetzer and Lynn CohickIn this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk about John the Baptist and different baptismal traditions. How should we view baptism, and what do we find in Scripture? What’s happening in baptism? An…
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  • The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities

    The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities

    The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.For a week now, I’ve been tracking live online maps of Northern California. The blue dot representing our house is in the “fire watch” zone. We are not in immediate da…
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  • Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park

    Chinese House Church Leaders and Toddler Arrested After Singing in Public Park

    The Communist country proves that it is serious about its newest religious restrictions.A Chinese house church pastor, her daughter, and her young grandson have been arrested, weeks after being accused of overstepping the country’s newly tightened…
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  • The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation

    The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation

    Lausanne and BAM Global respond to Ron Sider. We, as leaders of Lausanne and BAM Global, representing the Wealth Creation Consultation, appreciate Ron Sider’s kind and affirmative words about the Wealth Creation Manifesto. He says that “virtuall…
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  • 20 Truths from "God's Country"

    20 Truths from "God's Country"

    Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural churchGod’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural ChurchFor many, rural brings a positive, sentimental vision of the untouched countryside populated by good-hearted people with a little…
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  • What Job Can Teach Us About Responding To Suffering

    What Job Can Teach Us About Responding To Suffering

    Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.Episode 36: What Job Can Teach Us About Responding To SufferingMichael Lee, research fellow at the Billy Graham Center, talks about how the gospel intersects with the broke…
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  • Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop

    Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop

    On his Columbia Records debut, the rapper answers his evangelical critics while staying close to his true roots.Late last month, Columbia Records released All Things Work Together, the latest offering from Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae. Popular am…
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  • God Made Our Brains to Need Others

    God Made Our Brains to Need Others

    Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather ignore.Some…
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  • Can We Talk? The Story of One Texas Church's Road to Evangelism

    Can We Talk? The Story of One Texas Church's Road to Evangelism

    A gospel-centered church is where the people share the gospel.We often find that God does his greatest work out of times of difficulty. For me as a pastor, 2013 was a difficult year. Our community was facing rapid demographic changes that were bring…
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    • My Blog Has Moved to Wordpress

      My Blog Has Moved to Wordpress

      Thanks to all those who've supported this blog over the years. I'm moving over to Wordpress with a slightly different format. Hope you'll join me there!Jesus Unboxed
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    • Meet the Heroes Behind the Human Chain Who Saved a Drowning Family
      You may remember a viral story from last week about a vacationing family who got stuck in a riptide, and nearly drowned at Panama City Beach, Florida. Thanks to some quick thinking by some fellow beachgoers, they were saved. About 80 individuals form…
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    • Check Out This Little Girl’s Very Sweet Reaction to the ‘Doctor Who’ Announcement

      Check Out This Little Girl’s Very Sweet Reaction to the ‘Doctor Who’ Announcement

      As you might have heard if you’re a human being and definitely heard if you’re a Whovian, Doctor Who made a big announcement over the weekend. The 13th Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker, the first time a woman has taken the job in Who-…
      - 93 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:25am -
    • Minneapolis Woman Shot by Police After Reportedly Calling 911
      People in Minneapolis are looking for answers from their police department after 40-year-old resident Justine Damond was shot dead by police, reportedly after calling 911 about hearing a noise outside her home. Reports are slim. Neither of the police…
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    • This Iceland Hotel Lets You Sleep in a Transparent Bubble to Experience the Northern Lights
      If you’ve ever wanted to be able to watch the Northern Lights in the comfort of a warm bed, here is your chance. Iceland’s The 5 Million Star Hotel (side note: that is a great hotel name) has constructed transparent bubble rooms, where guest can…
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    • Allow Your Mind to Be Blown by the New Trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049’
      Back in 1982, a little-known director named Ridley Scott unleashed Blade Runner on an unsuspecting audience. Critics didn’t know what to make of it. Viewers were dumbfounded. But in time, Scott’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dr…
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    • Here’s the New Single from Mutemath, ‘Stroll On’
      Mutemath recently released a brand-new single in the lead up to their upcoming album Play Dead. Though “Stroll On” definitely sounds like a Mutemath tune, the song showcases the continued evolution of the band that combines atmospheric electronic…
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    • Someone Replaced Star Wars’ Lightsaber Noises With Owen Wilson Saying ‘Wow’
      Look, you got online this morning to get some interesting content, so don’t blame us if this isn’t what you want. But then again, why wouldn’t it be? There’s Owen Wilson, a man with a unique ability to lend the word “wow” a lilting, almos…
      - 93 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:40am -
    • ‘Friends From College’ Missed the Opportunity to Say Something Important
      A new show was added to your Netflix browser this weekend that might catch your eye for about seven reasons, give or take. With Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Billy Eichner, and several other familiar names to tout, ​Friends From…
      - 93 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:31am -
    • Want to Quit Your Job?
      Have you ever fantasized about quitting your job? I’m talking about the kind of fantasy that puts Jerry Maguire to shame. Where you’re packing desk accessories into a stray Amazon box, flinging that company laptop across the office and storming o…
      - 93 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 9:07am -
    • The Exodus, Philosophy and ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’
      Considering it’s not a “Christian” film, it may surprise you just how much Christian imagery is featured in the story and set pieces of The War for the Planet of the Apes. The latest (and possibly final? For now anyway.) installment of the sci-…
      - 93 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 8:46am -
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    • newMen: Women Spoke Up. How Will We Respond?

      Men: Women Spoke Up. How Will We Respond?

      Women are showing that, despite being subject to the most violent and forceful manifestations of our patriarchal society and culture, they are willing to stand up in defiance and in solidarity to ensure that we as a society no longer allow incidents…
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    • new23 Arrested in Lancaster Demonstration Against Planned Pipeline

      23 Arrested in Lancaster Demonstration Against Planned Pipeline

      23 protesters were arrested at a demonstration against the Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline in Lancaster County, Pa., on Oct. 16, according to the York Daily Record.
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 4:21pm -
    • newHow Not to Appropriate: A Guide for White People

      How Not to Appropriate: A Guide for White People

      1. Let’s start with this — if you are not a person who ethnically identifies as black (truly black — please miss me entirely with any Rachel Dolezal references), you cannot use the N-word. Not in a song. Not ever. I am not going to apologize fo…
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    • newNew Film on Mark Twain Highlights His Religious Doubts

      New Film on Mark Twain Highlights His Religious Doubts

      “I have a religion — but you will call it blasphemy,” he wrote in a letter in 1865. “It is that there is a God for the rich man but none for the poor … Perhaps your religion will sustain you, will feed you — I place no dependence in mine.…
      - 16 hours ago, 17 Oct 17, 1:58pm -
    • People of Faith Aren’t Exempt From Loving Their Neighbor

      People of Faith Aren’t Exempt From Loving Their Neighbor

      Yet this administration’s guidelines would allow businesses and government employees to pick and choose who they will serve. As a pastor, I have to ask: What religion champions spitting in people’s faces rather than turning the other cheek? How i…
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    • Pope Lays Down Challenge to U.S. Catholics on the Death Penalty

      Pope Lays Down Challenge to U.S. Catholics on the Death Penalty

      With these words the pope is also reshaping what it means to be “pro-life.” He is moving it away from primarily opposing abortion and stressing that it means protecting life at every stage, from womb to natural death.
      - 2 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 9:33am -
    • Trump Strikes Blow at Iran Nuclear Deal in Major U.S. Policy Shift

      Trump Strikes Blow at Iran Nuclear Deal in Major U.S. Policy Shift

      Trump announced the major shift in U.S. policy in a speech in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle East.
      - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:26pm -
    • Unrelenting Killing of Coptic Christians Intensifies Debate Over Martyrdom

      Unrelenting Killing of Coptic Christians Intensifies Debate Over Martyrdom

      The 2,000-year-old Coptic Church of Egypt has a long tradition of hallowing those who died affirming their faith in the face of violence.But the group that calls itself the Islamic State has launched waves of attacks on the Coptic community in rece…
      - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:23pm -
    • Christian Refugees Outnumber Muslim Refugees to U.S. in Last 15 Years

      Christian Refugees Outnumber Muslim Refugees to U.S. in Last 15 Years

      As the Trump administration continues to enforce a travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority and other countries, a Pew Research Center report tracking the influx of displaced people finds that 47 percent of refugee arrivals in fiscal 2017 were Christ…
      - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 4:01pm -
    • Weekly Wrap 10.13.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

      Weekly Wrap 10.13.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

      9. My Book Is About Race. Of Course It Is.“Now my world is still on fire, but people keep applauding my ability to describe the flames.”
      - 5 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 12:48pm -

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    • Globe Trot: Imprisoned Iranian Christian granted medical care
      Plus, India’s religious freedom, aid in Iraq, EU censorship, terror-tracking technology, and Kenyan protests
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    • New York Times goes off the deep end over women’s swimming hours
      A New York Times critique of women-only swimming hours for Hasidic Jews is makingwaves, particularly since earlier this year the Timespraised a Toronto aquatic center’s protections of Muslim modestywith screened lanes and female-exclusive h…
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    • Missouri appeals court considers the rights of frozen human embryos
      Another divorced couple went to court last week to fight over theremains of their shattered marriage, but their disagreementinvolves more than the typical tug-of-war over furniture andhouses. The Missouri Court of Appeals must determine whether…
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    • Speaking freely on campus
      Federal court sides with N.C. State Christian group’s First Amendment rights
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    • Midday Roundup: Truck plows into bicyclists in Michigan
      Deadly ride. Motorists reported a pickup truck driving erraticallythrough a western Michigan town for at least 30 minutes before itslammed into a group of bicyclists Tuesday evening. The accidentkilled five people and four suffered serious inju…
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    • Historic agreement reached to renovate the reputed tomb of Jesus
      For the first time in more than 200 years, renovations began Mondayon what is traditionally believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ.The site has not been touched since 1810 due to the rivalry amongthe site’s guardians: the Roman Catholic, Gre…
      - 8 Jun 16, 11:38am -
    • Increasingly violent political protests threaten Kenya’s stability
      Kenya’s government on Tuesday banned the opposition party fromprotesting against the country’s electoral commission after policekilled two demonstrators on Monday during violent clashes. Policyanalysts warn the increasing protests threaten…
      - 8 Jun 16, 11:25am -
    • Pro-life groups celebrate Renee Ellmers’ defeat
      Amid a tumultuous presidential election cycle, one election trendremained glaringly constant entering Tuesday’s primaries: NoRepublican incumbent in the U.S. House or Senate had lost to aprimary challenger. That changed Tuesday when Rep. Rene…
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    • Illegal gemstones from Afghanistan are funding Islamic extremists
      While Taliban militants in Afghanistan harvest up to $3 billionannually from opium poppy profits, another moneymaker lies beneaththe country’s war-ravaged soil: lapis lazuli, a deep ultramarineblue mineral almost entirely unique to Afghanista…
      - 8 Jun 16, 8:35am -
    • Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination
      Hillary Clinton won decisive victories in California and New Jerseylast night, sealing her selection as the Democratic presidentialnominee. According to the latest Associated Press tally, Clintonhas 2,755 delegates going into the July conventio…
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