How (and why) Adam and Eve evolved

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What really happened at the dawn of human existence? Were Adam and Eve real people? Was there really a Garden of Eden? Did sin really enter the world through a piece of fruit? Do Christians really have to believe all this stuff, even when science seems to point in a different direction? [Read more...]

Can gentleness save evangelical apologetics?

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“Apologetics itself has become a problem. It has become a problem in both its content and its spirit.” So says the late Dallas Willard in a new book about apologetics, The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus, (HarperOne, $26.99). In a series of talks that were compiled and edited by [Read More...]

Can Christians and Muslims be friends?

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Can Christians and Muslims be friends? For Mennonite missionary David Shenk, the answer is not only a resounding yes, but a resounding imperative that we must diligently pursue and cultivate such friendships. [Read more...]

Does “The Moral Arc” bend towards truth and justice?

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Michael Shermer is an optimist who argues that religion’s tribalistic and xenophobic roots establish it as inherently opposed to true moral progress. [Read more...]

What’s the good news about Christianity? N.T. Wright answers in “Simply Good News”

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N.T. Wright’s new book, “Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good,” sets out to reorient and refocus the Christian faith by examining its central tenet: the gospel. [Read more...]

Faith is the task of a lifetime

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I’m a Christian because of Søren Kierkegaard. The 19th-century Danish philosopher didn’t introduce me to Christianity, but he did, at a pivotal time in my life, provide the crucial encouragement that sustained my faith. [Read more...]

Chiseling away: Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser’s “Splitting an Order”

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Kooser’s careful observations of objects, animals, people and places reveal the beauty that exists everywhere around us. [Read more...]

Mary Curran Hackett’s novel provides “Proof of Angels”

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Despite its title, Mary Curran Hacket’s just released book doesn’t offer empirical evidence for the existence of supernatural beings from Heaven. Instead, her novel, Proof of Angels (William Morrow, $14.99), tells a feel-good tale of redemption and personal growth that touches on important social and spiritual issues. Proof of Angels tells the story of Sean [Read More...]


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