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Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

Hitchens was one of two people that I made sure to listen to once a week when he was interviewed on the radio for ten minutes. I have always found him intellectually stimulating. I love to listen to thinkers...even when I disagree with them. Justin Taylor writes, "He was a brilliant and entertaining man. He was enormously gifted, and in his final years he took those gifts ...

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Why We Need More 'Chaplains' and Fewer Leaders: What's a pastor for?

Why We Need More 'Chaplains' and Fewer Leaders What's a pastor for? I found this article in "Christianity Today" penetrating....

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What Guys Think About Modesty

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“I Feel Distant from God”

Dr. David Powlison - On feeling "detached from God" from CCEF on Vimeo....

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Confessions of a Former Apollinarian

Trevin Wax writes, ''No, I was never excommunicated. No one ever threatened me with pitchforks and fire. In fact, no one was more surprised to learn about my heresy than I was."...

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The Best Introduction to Homosexuality: Causes, Change, and the Gospel

Sam Williams - A Christian Psychology of and Response to Homosexuality from Southeastern Seminary on Vimeo....

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What is the Mission of the Church?

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"180" Movie

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Thoughts on the freedom of the will

The error starts with the assumption that to be made in the image of God means that one must have the ability to will or choose willy-nilly…based on nothing, based on no motives or inclinations from which to choose. That’s where the issue is. The real mystery is that God did create Adam with the ability to sin...with the inevitability that he would sin. ...

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Coming To Jesus: Joe Lamay's Conversion Experience

Here is my conversion experience in one piece....

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