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The Cynic’s Guide to Sin

We’re not surprised when people fail us. But should we be? Wickedness should not surprise us. A robust view of sin prepares us for the reality that institutions grow corrupt, politicians fudge promises, and even…

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Whatever Became of Repentance?

How we can change the angry cultural debates online and in church. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther is said to have posted 95 theses, or “Disputation on the Power of Indulgences,” on the door…


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Willow Creek Chooses Co-Ed Pastors to Succeed Bill Hybels

Megachurch becomes biggest in America to appoint a female lead pastor. Since “no one person can replace” Willow Creek Community Church founder Bill Hybels, the influential megachurch has named two people: its current executive pastor…


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God Made Our Brains to Need Others

Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering. As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather…


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The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

And other facts about Bible translation that transformed the world. At the very beginning of the Reformation, the only Bible available was the Latin Vulgate, the Bible Jerome had produced in Latin in A.D. 380….