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Faith and Politics Forum

Unless you have just awakened from a long summer’s nap, you recognize that we are in the midst of a most consequential (and ugly) election cycle in recent memory. While our nation is polarized in partisan gridlock, the Church is called to embody and proclaim the good news of the kingdom. How shall we do this? The following[…]

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A Focused Faith

Christians are called to throw off everything that hinders our wholehearted allegiance to Christ, including the accumulation of wealth.

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Politics and Faith: Culture Impact Forum

They say you should never talk about religion and politics. Now I don’t know who “they” actually are, but anyone who is committed to Christ—and to sharing his love with others—knows that sometimes we simply must talk about what the world calls religion. But should Christians also talk about politics? What, after all, does Jerusalem[…]

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In the Interest of Human Flourishing

Perhaps you are like many American citizens today, trying to envision what society will look like in decades to come. After recently conducting such a thought experiment with my wife, Angela, particularly imagining how men and women can work together to realize a common good that enjoys God’s blessing, I went to sleep thinking about[…]

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Justification and Sanctification Contrasted

In his book, Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue, Professor Tony Lane distinguishes the Reformation doctrines of justification and sanctification: Justification refers to my status; sanctification to my state. Justification is about God’s attitude to me changing; sanctification is about God changing me. Justification is about how God looks on me; sanctification is about what he[…]

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Interview with the Reformed Forum

In the following interview with the Reformed Forum, I explain from my most recent book how we can manifest the grace and integrity of Christ in conversation with Catholic and Protestant friends. For more Reformed Forum programs visit Christ the Center

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The Italian Reformation of the Sixteenth Century

It was a privilege to participate in this year’s Wheaton Theology Conference where I addressed the role of Scripture in the Italian Reformation of the sixteenth century. Hearty thanks to Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt for coordinating a fantastic event.

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Putting the New gods in Their Place

Following is a guest post from Dan Lindberg.  In last week’s post, I talked about the (not so) new paganism that we see in modern America.  While increasingly overt, there can be some subtleties as to how they operate in our world. But after revealing them for what they are, we are left with the[…]

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New Creation, New Thinking

Following is a guest post from Dan Lindberg.  Just as Jesus stepped out of a tomb into a whole new world, I’d like to use this post to invite you into a new world, a new world of thinking. Join me as we journey back in time. You’ve probably heard of the “sacred-secular” divide; but[…]

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