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Why Jesus' Life and Teachings Really Should Matter
Why Jesus' Life and Teachings Really Should Matter

By: John Pierce
Some Christians view Jesus' sole purpose on earth as his death on the cross, but embracing this view allows them to ignore the hard stuff Jesus showed and said over three remarkable years about God's Kingdom.

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Are You Missing the Bible's Overwhelming Message?
Are You Missing the Bible's Overwhelming Message?

By: John Pierce
Many U.S. Christians measure their righteousness by a narrow list that reflects their political inclinations and personal piety, yet the Bible's overwhelming message of justice for the oppressed has been missed.

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How Fundamentalism Can End Up So Mean-Spirited
How Fundamentalism Can End Up So Mean-Spirited

By: John Pierce
Fundamentalists develop and affirm a narrow doctrinal definition of what it means to be Christian. Those who do not embrace that narrow definition are considered not only misinformed, but also lost for eternity.

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A Baptist Editor Lands on the Wrong Side of Equality
A Baptist Editor Lands on the Wrong Side of Equality

By: John Pierce
Christian fundamentalists have a record of landing on the wrong side of equal rights and social change. A Georgia Baptist editor has peddled a fear-based argument to limit Muslims' religious freedom.

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Discovering Truth While Wearing Cultural Lenses
Discovering Truth While Wearing Cultural Lenses

By: John Pierce
Honest students of the Bible are aware that they see through cultural lenses in pursuit of timeless truths. Being aware of cultural influences will allow you to distinguish between the divine and cultural assumptions.

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Suffering from Too Much Ceremonial Christianity
Suffering from Too Much Ceremonial Christianity

By: John Pierce
The United States is plagued with 'ceremonial Christianity,' which baptizes national allegiance and political ideologies in the language of faith. And Jesus' teaching is lost in the process.

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Uncovering White Evangelical Obsession with Israel
Uncovering White Evangelical Obsession with Israel

Many evangelical Christians are politically obsessed with Israel, arguing that Israel is "the apple of God's eye" and, therefore, should be free to act in any way current leaders choose.

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Justifying Prejudice: What Will Our Grandkids Think?
Justifying Prejudice: What Will Our Grandkids Think?
Many Christians once used the Bible to justify their racism. Do we justify any prejudices today that will one day make our grandchildren ashamed of our ignorance?
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Mumford Musician Wary of Christian Baggage
Mumford Musician Wary of Christian Baggage
Mumford and Sons' front man drew fire from evangelicals for telling Rolling Stone that the word "Christian" carries too much baggage. His hesitation is understandable.
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Deception Abounds – Just Check Your Mail
Deception Abounds – Just Check Your Mail
One of the most important aspects of education is to teach young people to avoid deception. From infomercials to TV preachers to telemarketers to cleverly-crafted recruitment letters to young teens, deceptive practices abound.
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