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When Half Spent was the Night

This Advent season I've been musing on the unexpectedness of the arrival of Christ. It's really quite curious that God should find it fitting to come to earth as a screaming, wriggling, blood-covered baby who couldn't even hold up his own head. It…

Worship Leaders, We are not Rock Stars (review)

DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. The modern church is an interesting paradox. We've become cooler, more flashy, and more attractive so that those who were bored and uninterested by the…

If You Were a REAL Christian...

...You'd take the Bible literally. Right? I know that by adding "Right" there, I'm immediately alienating most theologically conservative and/or fundamentalist Christians right off the bat. I can just hear it now: "Ben's become one of them crazy…

Bible Savvy (Book Review)

_DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. How hard could it be to read a book? How hard could it be to read one book in particular, namely, the Bible? Sometimes it seems crazy to think that we need…

You're Never Ready

About two months before I got married last summer I remember running into an older lady I knew only at a very shallow level. We exchanged a few pleasantries and when I told her about my upcoming wedding she burst out, "Oh! That's so exciting! Are you…

The Sacrament of Evangelism (book review)

_ Evangelism. The word, as a general rule, strikes a note of distaste into everyone's hearts. Christians hate doing it and non-Christians hate when Christians do it. So whether we admit it or not, the truth is that most of us Christians figure out…
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