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Becoming Worldly Saints: An Interview with Michael Wittmer

Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world—the beauty of God’s creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others—and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? Bible […]

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Old Gods, New Names: N.T. Wright on “Idolatry 2.0″

“You shall have no other gods before me.” — Exodus 20:3 (NIV) Growing up, I attended a church that recited the Ten Commandments every Sunday as part of the worship service. As a child, I would read aloud each of the familiar commandments, starting with “You shall have no other gods before me”—and each time, […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Violence?

Mel Lawrenz, the author of Spiritual Influence and Minister at Large of Elmbrook Church, shares several ways to Biblically approach and respond to the reality of violence in the world around us. He’s made an audio version of this post available at The Brook Network. On December 4 of last year I was sitting in […]

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