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The Sacred Leaf: Part Two

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AST week I published a post about how often religious groups ground their beliefs in the Bible, but then extend the authority of Scripture beyond what seems reasonable. It’s easy to do. I’m sure I’ve been guilty before. You feel confident of your interpretation of a text but then give equal credence to your nuanced application. It’s easy to conflate the two.

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The Sacred Leaf

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HAT is more important, the Word of God or the tradition of man? For conservative Christians, this seems rather straight forward and easy. But our actions might show otherwise.

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As a Professor, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Student

perfected my healthy caffeine addiction while pulling all-nighters to finish term papers in college. I really had a healthy caffeine addiction before graduating high school, but college sort of topped it off. I pass the whole “moderate amounts of coffee are good for you” by about 8AM every morning.

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As a Parent of Teenagers, Here’s Some Dumb Things I Said & Thought When I Was a Youth Pastor

NE of the first articles I remember writing for publication was for a magazine about parenting teenagers. I was in my mid twenties. We didn’t have children at the time. If it helped anyone it was either by luck or divine providence, depending on your theological perspective.

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

ERE’S Your Weekend Worldview Reader with links to articles, essays, reviews, & videos I consider to be interesting or important from a biblical worldview. Join me on the first & third Friday every month as I discuss topics from the post with Carmen LaBerge on My Faith Radio around 7:40AM (EST).

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Why God? Featured by Focus on the Family

ELL, I never set out to make children’s books. I am uber-thankful to get the opportunity and super-humbled that anyone wants to read them to their kids. Hearing stories about how families have used some of what I’ve written really is one of my professional highlights.

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Five Reasons Preachers Should Listen to Hip Hop

N his book The Artist’s Way of Preaching, Charles Denison says, “Most people do not read poetry, but the preacher should!” I wholeheartedly agree. But I will go a step further, I think preachers should listen to poetry too.

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