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The Gospel According to Dan Brown

Apr 26, 2006

With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, translated into 44 languages, and a blockbuster film due out in mid-May, The Da Vinci Code has made Dan Brown a very wealthy man. But a whirlwind of controversy has surrounded his novel,

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Christianity Lite

Apr 13, 2006

In our efforts to reach people with the gospel, and make the message of Christ attractive, it is possible that we are in fact watering down the very gospel we are trying to share with people.

While we often mean

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More Christian Persecution

Mar 29, 2006

I trust you have been following the case of the Muslim convert to Christianity who has been sentenced to death. I raise some issues about the case in an article below, if you are interested.


A Religion of Peace?

Bill

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Christian bashing thwarted

Mar 1, 2006

Today Senator Ron Boswell sent out this media release. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.


Democrats mission to abolish prayer fails

The Democrats’ attempt to abolish prayers in the Parliament and remove tax advantages for religious groups was intolerance

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Hollywood, Religion and C.S. Lewis

Feb 27, 2006

Hollywood seems to be getting religion lately. Or perhaps more accurately, Hollywood is discovering that there is money to be made in religious films. The Passion by Mel Gibson was a big money-maker, and put Hollywood on notice that they

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What Are We Fighting For?

Dec 20, 2005

In the busyness of fighting the many skirmishes in the culture wars, be it the stem cell debate, the battle over marriage and family, the assault on childhood or the controversies surrounding Intelligent Design, we sometimes lose track of the

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Why Christians are Losing Their Saltiness

Feb 10, 2005

In 1994 Mark Noll wrote an important book entitled The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Eerdmans). In it he argued that the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is no evangelical mind. That is, we evangelicals are failing

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A review of The Case for a Creator. By Lee Strobel.

Jan 17, 2005

Zondervan Publishing, 2004.

Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist and a former atheist. When he started digging into the truth claims of Christianity, he found the evidence compelling, and became a believer. His investigation into the reliability and truthfulness of

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Disaster Relief and Religion

Jan 12, 2005

While we all shudder at the destruction wrought by the tsunami, we all can applaud the generosity of spirit and compassion that has poured out as a result. Australians have been especially generous. However, writing from a biblical point of

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