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Thinking Well About Covid-19

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Joey compiles a list of helpful articles regarding different aspects of Covid-19, highlighting the need for sober-mindedness. ...

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So What Is the Alt-Right?

Jacob Phillips on the alt-right, white panic and the ways in which we subtly affirm our cultural values as preferential to others. ...

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Discussing the Benedict Option, Sort Of: Part 1

Jake Phillips and Ryan McLaughlin discuss the theory and practical application of the so-called "Benedict Option." ...

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Counterfeit Redemption

Pop culture often presents us with stories of false redemption. The antidote is to combat stories with stories, specifically the story of blood-bought redemption. ...

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Gay Marriage: What Will the Supreme Court Decide and How Can We Respond?

Jake Phillips writes about the different possible outcomes of the Supreme Court gay marriage case, and how we might respond as a church. Will our response be predominantly political, cultural or Gospel-centered?...

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The Day I Watched a Man Die

I watched a man die once. It was not an experience I’ve ever wanted to repeat again. He was a quiet, pleasant patient whom I had taken care of a few times since he had been placed within our unit. That day, my friend was his nurse. She called me in to come help her, stating he was having difficulty breathing. Sure enough, he was in his recliner gasping for breath. As she...

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Waiting and the Mercy of God

Recently, Sheree Phillips wrote a transparent and helpful post on the struggle of waiting for God. If you're like her (and me), then you probably have an aversion to waiting for just about anything. And the reality is that if you're a Westerner, you're probably just like us in this way. It's no new revelation that with our culture-wide embrace of fast food, fast cash, and ...

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Modest is Hottest Or Something Like That

Modest dress is a worthy discussion (after all, the Bible does talk about it!) but modesty includes far more than what can be seen on the outside. In fact, the definition of modest is not “Women who dress culturally appropriate.” Rather, the definition is “the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc.” I didn’t see “Modest is hottest” a...

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Christopher Columbus, Culture and Conversions

Jake Phillips writes about Christopher Columbus, Christian subcultures, and legitimate conversion. Are we placing more value in seeing unbelievers begin to look, act and talk like us, or in seeing them act more like Christ? Do we value legitimate conversions or cultural assimilation? ...

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