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      September 29, 2011
Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Comedy, Tragedy & Fairy Tale

Read  by Renea McKenzie

Telling the truth is more than merely getting the facts straight or pinning a smiley-faced Jesus on life. The quote at right and the book from which it springs is a challenge, a counterbalance to the propensity that apologists, preachers, evangelists and other thinking Christians have to secularize and make rational, to adapt and make relevant, demythologize and make credible, at the expense of the full truth.

McKenzie invites us into the large, lyrically literary world of Frederick Buechner.

Telling the Truth book cover

"He [Pilate] says, 'What is truth?' and by way of an answer, the man with the split lip doesn't say a blessed thing. Or else his not saying anything, that is the blessed thing."

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God Wins: A Critique of Rob Bell's Love Wins


Dr. Patrick Zukeran—critiques Rob Bell's controversial book denying the biblical teaching on hell, arguing that Bell offers another gospel.

Christians in the WorldDon Closson pic


Don Closson—looks at three recent books on how to live the Christian life in 21st century America: Radical, The Next Christians, and To Change the World.

Why Study Church History?


James Detrich—provides five reasons to study church history and allow our knowledge to build confidence in our faith.


Staff Blog Posts:
Sept. 6, 2011
Contemplative Prayer [Renea McKenzie]
If Christ isn't in the name, how will I know it's Christian? [Renea McKenzie]
Engage, Maverick! [Renea McKenzie]
Is Public School to Blame? [Renea McKenzie]
the unfit ones [Renea McKenzie]
The Pharisee and the Publican [Renea McKenzie]
Bitter 20-Somethings [Renea McKenzie]
When the Church Is More Cultural than Christian [Renea McKenzie]
Interracial Dating [Renea McKenzie]

Staff Blog Posts:
Sept. 2, 2011
Men with Bibles [Kerby Anderson]
Muslim Conversion [Kerby Anderson]
Already Gone [Kerby Anderson]
Air Force Suspends Ethics Class [Kerby Anderson]
In the Scope of Eternity. . . [Sue Bohlin]
Is It Time to Change Your Filter? [Sue Bohlin]
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life. Like It or Not. [Sue Bohlin]
Helping Homosexuals Change? Yeah, Right. [Sue Bohlin]
What the Dallas Mavericks Show Us About Worship [Sue Bohlin]
On Gender and Refusing to Disclose It [Sue Bohlin]

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Lawrence Terlizzese photoThe Just War Tradition in the Present Crisis

LAWRENCE TERLIZZESE—"The military does not like Just War thinking. It is too restrictive. They prefer that soldiers simply obey orders without question. Pacifists do not like it either because they perceive it as condoning military action. I have attempted to give you a middle ground position on war that will help you make rational and informed decisions on the most complicated of all ethical problems."

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