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Want God's Blessing? Tithe!

Want God’s Blessing? Tithe!

A new 5-year constituency study released by the State of the Plate gives an inside look at the financial, giving, and spiritual practices of 4,413 people who donate 10% or more each year. According to the Christian Post, researchers compared…

The Doctrine of Our Union with Christ

The Doctrine of Our Union with Christ

I’m just finishing a newer book by Marcus Peter Johnson, a professor at Moody Bible Institute. One with Christ is a robust call to reaffirm the biblical doctrine of our union with Christ as the basis of our salvation. Johnson…

When an Atheist Dies

When an Atheist Dies

Christopher Hitchens was a one of the best known atheists in America—until December 15, 2012, when he died of esophageal cancer. His book, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything was a massive bestseller, not only in the States…

Saturday Nights and Planet Earth

Saturday Nights and Planet Earth

Nature documentaries: you either love them or hate them! We love them. So much so that Becky and I have a unique ritual on Saturday nights to help us prepare for the Sabbath. A typical Saturday will find us putting…

A Pope from Libya?

A Pope from Libya?

One of the best scholars on early church history these days is Thomas Oden. He was formerly with Drew University and is now the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University. In his new book, Early…