Make ‘Christian’ Engagement with the Arts More…Christian

3 years ago

By Brett McCracken The “arts and theology” subgenre of evangelical discourse is livelier than ever before. There are countless blogs, journals, books, conferences, and university programs devoted to exploring the intersection of faith, creativity, and the arts. Since I started publishing film reviews in Christian magazines some 15 years ago,...

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The Church Loved My Daughter to Jesus

3 years ago

By Scott Slayton Recently, one of my daughters came to faith in Jesus. She started talking to us and asking questions while driving home from our community groups on Sunday nights. As most conversations about the gospel tend to go, we talked about the character of God, sin, Jesus’s death...

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How to Be a Friend at All Times (Even When You Don’t Have Time)

3 years ago

By Winfree Brisley One day each month I open the mailbox and find a delightful surprise. Mixed in with the bills and junk mail is a beautiful magazine: Southern Living. I gaze at the cover photo of a delicious-looking pie or beautifully decorated room, and—for just a moment as I linger...

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Why Millennials ARE Coming to Church

3 years ago

There have been plenty of articles about why Millennials—those twenty somethings—are not coming to church.  Plenty of time and attention towards what would bring them back. Well, in our church at the moment plenty of Millennials ARE coming.  It’s been noted by  the older crowd that they’re starting to get...

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Narcissism & the Reflections of “Me”: Interdisciplinary Engagement from Psychology and Youth Ministry

4 years ago

By Dan Logan and Troy Temple After a full day of work and teaching university students aged 18-29, my wife asked me (Dan), “how was class today?” This was a typical question, and somewhat routine, for which I often answered with an expected positive response. However, this time it was...

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Where There Are People, There Too Are Stories: Interdisciplinary Engagement from Literature and Apologetics

4 years ago

By Marybeth Davis Baggett and A. Chadwick Thornhill Some books are indelibly tied to their historical moment. For readers, they conjure images of the past and bring to mind impressions of a bygone era. The glory of Rome’s Golden Age emanates from the pages of Virgil’s Aeneid; Anglo-Saxon heroism, from...

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Engaging our Christian Heritage in its Broader Cultural Contexts: Interdisciplinary Engagement from History & Church History

4 years ago

By Sam Smith and Ken Cleaver What is the relationship between church history and general history? This is a question that arises from time to time both in the church and the academy. It is an especially important question for Evangelical Christians. The differences and similarities reveal how both disciplines...

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The Political Use of The Bible During the Protestant Reformation

4 years ago

By Gai Ferdon The European continental Reformation (1400s-1500s) is known for producing an array of theological scholars whose writings attempted to either reform Roman Catholic institutions or replace them.1 Protestant Reformers, armed with vernacular translations of the Scriptures and a new approach to biblical interpretation, strategically attacked significant doctrinal assumptions critical...

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Protestant-Muslim Relations in Reformation Europe: Peace Through Scripture More Than With “Pikes And Muskets”

4 years ago

By Benjamin Esswein Looking back at the Reformation, some striking expressions of the nascent, Protestant faith stand out. For instance, early Protestants eagerly and actively participated in proselytizing their movements through missions and Bible translations. Among the Evangelicals (Lutherans), this was especially true. As with Martin Luther’s famous theses and...

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Women in the Reformation: Sola Scriptura’s Implications for Tradition and Authority

4 years ago

By Donna Davis Donald One of the defining issues of the Reformation was authority, specifically that of tradition versus scripture. With the refrain sola scriptura, the reformers affirmed the supremacy of the Bible as the source of authority. What remained was to sort out what that meant. Signature doctrines such as...

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