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Book Review: Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century by Hank Hanegraaff

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century is an extensive update and revision of Hank Hanegraaff's classic, first published nearly twenty years ago.  In it, he examines and scrutinizes the theology, practice, and teachings of some of the most popular "Word of Faith" (or simply "Faith") preachers and teachers . . .

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April 12, 2009

The Future of the Lutheran Church

If the Lutheran Church has a future, it will be as the Lutheran Church. It will not be as imitation Baptists, Presbyterians, or anything else. If people are to become, remain, and rejoice in being Lutheran, it is because they understand the distinctively Lutheran way of being Christian. Being Lutheran is an evangelical catholic and . . .

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April 02, 2009

Go, Discovery! Go! (STS-119)

After being dogged by several weeks of various delays, at 6:43 pm (CDT) this evening the shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and made a safe, flawless, and beautiful ascent to space. As is routine, in about an hour, the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, gave Discovery a ‘Go for orbital ops,’ meaning that . . .

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March 15, 2009

STS-119 Launch

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Dehumanization and its Effects on Society

Over the weekend, NPR ran a story/review of Jonathon Littell's book, The Kindly Ones, which they describe as "the fictional first-person memoir of a cultured German who loves Bach, cherishes great literature — and also happens to be a former Nazi exterminator."  Interestingly, the writeup on NPR's website focuses on the . . .

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March 09, 2009

Pain

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