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Weak Ties, Closed Networks, & Conspiracy Theories

Journalist Amanda Mull laments the loss of seemingly insignificant relationships in her most recent article "The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship" published at The Atlantic. Mull describes the kind of daily acquaintances we once knew. The barista who remembers our usual order, to the guy at the gym who just always seems to be there at the same…...

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You Can Have Unorthodox Love But Not Loveless Orthodoxy

The theme of love is so pervasive in the New Testament, I don't think someone who consistently ignores it can be well described as orthodox. While there is certainly such a thing as unorthodox love, I don't think there is a biblical category for a loveless orthodoxy. Love is a major, not minor, doctrine in the epistles. You find it…...

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My First Lecture Every Semester for My Theology Course

Every semester I kick of my introduction to theology course with the same lecture. I needed to record it today for a later section, so I fired up ever trustworthy Facebook Live and broadcasted it earlier today. Here it is: ...

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One Tough, Italian Cookie

Toni Jo Terzaghi May 1, 1961 – Jan 11, 2021 Aunt Toni was one tough Italian cookie. She was tough. She was Italian. And she was sweet. But you might not have always picked up on that right away. She had a really good poker face when it came to her sweet side. I think she wanted everyone to know…...

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Why I’m Thankful for Russell Moore

Like many others, I shared an article by Dr. Russell Moore this last week. Moore is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and for full disclosure, I'm a research fellow at the ERLC. A more important disclosure, Moore is a longtime mentor and friend. My first theology course in grad school was his first too, not as…...

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Your Weekend Worldview Reader

  Here'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).       ⊕  Don't Save the Good Words…...

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Don’t Save the Good Words Until They’re All Gone

The term "eulogy" is the combination of two Greek words "eus," meaning good and "logos," meaning word. A eulogy is a statement of good words about someone or something. We associate eulogies with short speeches shared by loved ones at a funeral or memorial service. In the New Testament the idea of a eulogy is that of a spoken statement…...

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