Seven Effects of the Fall (Sketch)

Paradise is a mere speed bump on the road to redemption. It only took the human race three chapters to ruin everything. By the sixth chapter of Genesis, God was ready to start over with one man, Noah, and his family. At the end of the Bible we see a vision of paradise restored. But most of the Bible is about the messy in between, living life in a fallen world while we wait with hope for our returning King.

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Evangelistic Reverse Engineering

This evening I was reading Sam Chan’s new book Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News About Jesus More Believable. There’s a lot of good stuff in there. I found his description of the three levels of interacting with others to be really helpful. In order to enter into meaningful conversations we have to reverse engineer others’ interests.

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Why Mere Christianity Won’t Go Out of Style

It’s the book that crushed a political hatchet man, led a world-renowned scientist to faith, and robbed a prideful entrepreneur of billions of dollars. The politician was Chuck Colson of the famed Watergate scandal; the scientist was Francis Collins, nominated by President Obama as director of the National Institutes of Health; and the businessman was Thomas Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza.

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The Story of Forgiveness We All Need

The story of Peter is a story we all need. Peter is one of the biggest failures in all of the New Testament. He’s also one of the greatest symbols of the power of forgiveness. Working on a children’s book with Catalina Echeverri that tells his story was a lot of fun.

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The Village Atheists’ Fight for Religious Liberty

Did you know there are still multiple states where atheists are not allowed to hold public office? There are even states where an atheist is technically not allowed to testify in court? Throughout our nation’s history we have treated those who don’t believe in God harshly, punishing and even executing them.

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Father Christmas in Narnia? What On Earth Was Lewis Thinking?

Tolkien didn’t approve of C.S. Lewis’s somewhat odd insertion of Father Christmas into Narnia. You may have even wondered yourself, “Why does the jolly man dressed in red show up in the story?” And, like Tolkien, Lewis had other friends who encouraged him to leave this bit out. He didn’t. Why?

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I Need Your Help (Book Launch Team)

My new book Life in the Wild: Fighting for Faith in a Fallen World comes out on February 1, 2018. I could really use your help. If you would be interested in being a part of a launch team to help spread the word check out the details below.

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Race & Place

If the church is ever going to summon the courage to transgress these walls of hostility,” David Leong writes in his new book, Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation, “then we must understand the walls we’re up against.”

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Spiritual Healthcheck

We count our steps with a Fitbit. We record our calorie intake with an iPhone app. We regulate our exercise with shiny monitors on our exercise equipment. But how do we keep up with our spiritual progress?

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