The Politics of Ministry (Burns, Chapman, & Guthrie, 2019)

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In school there was always a sigh of disappointment when our professor assigned us to work in groups. Having to deal with others always…

The Lord’s Prayer (Wesley Hill, 2019)

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The Lord’s Prayer It is hard to pray in our world of advanced modernity, even for those of us who believe in prayer. We…

Firstfruits of a New Creation (Doug Serven, editor, 2019)

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Firstfruits of a New Creation Several years ago, I set aside time to attend a lecture series by Jerram Barrs. As I was about…

Excerpt: Firstfruits of a New Creation

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"Tears as a spark of fire" an excerpt from “Apologetic Communication” by Zack Eswine in Firstfruits of a New Creation: Essays Honoring Jerram Barrs…

A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles, 2016)

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Faithfulness in exile - a review of the novel A Gentleman in Moscow The year is 1922. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, a 32-year old Russian…

Between Two Millstones (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 2018)

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Misunderstanding one’s own time During a time of political turmoil in ancient Israel the tribe of Issachar contained “men who had understanding of the…

The Guarded Gate (Daniel Okrent, 2019)

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Restricting immigration The effort to limit immigration has a long history in America. Beginning in the late 19th century the reasons given were based…

The Mosquito (Timothy Winegard, 2019)

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The perilous pesky bug The mosquito has preyed on the human race from the beginning, and the toll has been immense. “The mosquito has…

Strangers in Their Own Land (Hochschild, 2016)

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Listening across the political split A progressive sociologist, concerned about the growing tribal divisions in American society and politics, travels to the Louisiana bayou…

Excerpt: The Second Mountain (David Brooks, 2019)

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This is a brief excerpt from: The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks (New York, NY: Random House; 2019)…