on dramatic conversions as the norm

One of my most negatively memorable times from seminary was when a well-respected professor questions the legitimacy of a student's faith because he could neither remember the exact date of…

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the real Evangelical disaster...

The great evangelical disaster is that evangelicalism has become synonymous with Republicanism rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ. -- Rachel Held Evans (read more) Rachel's post is right on…

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A Church of Mercy

(cross-posted from simplyxian.com) Protestants, especially conservatives and/or Evangelicals, are often hesitant to champion social causes or acts of mercy...typically equating them with the 'social gospel' of the…

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What Happens in Worship

Lutheran worship is primarily the proclamation of the gospel in Word and sacrament. As we gather together for worship, God speaks to us in his Word. Through the preaching of…

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"What's in the Bible?" Giveaway Winner

In a bizarre twist, of the nearly 100 people that viewed the "What's in the Bible?" Giveaway post...only ONE person bothered to comment!  That pretty well clinches it for…

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"What's in the Bible?" Giveaway!

Yesterday I posted a review of Phil Vischer's new project, "What's in the Bible? with Buck Denver."  Today, as promised, here's a video teaser of this amazing new creation: [youtube=…

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DVD Review: "What's in the Bible?" by Phil Vischer and Tyndale

"From the man who made vegetables talk (and sing and dance and tell Bible stories) comes an engaging new series that walks kids through the entire Bible!" One of the…

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"Scripture Does Not Speak of Christ" by Pr. Peters

Our understanding of the Word of God (especially with respect to its reading as part of liturgy, public worship, and private devotion)  is absolutely paramount to our theology of worship,…

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Walther on the Prosperity Gospel

Sadly, much of American Christianity is infatuated with the notion that, once I become a Christian, then God will order everything in my life such that I will be showered…

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