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Should Christians Ever Read the Quran?

“…as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are indeed his offspring’.” – Acts 17:28 There is a contemporary praise song with these words that the Apostle Paul spoke to the Athenians during his second missionary journey.  … Continue reading

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Is There an Alternative Vision to the Market-Oriented Church?

How do we resist the placement of religion in the private sphere and subvert the impulsive focus on the needs of the individual?  What shapes our conversations about what the church is and should be – the Gospel, or the … Continue reading

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Foolishness to the Mainline Protestants

I'm still working through McKnight's book with the club, but here's something I found in a UM Connection article, exploring factors leading to decline in membership in the United Methodist Church.  When in doubt, look to the megachurch: "Instead of small … Continue reading

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