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The subversive, confrontational, emboldening stories of Christmas

…first-century readers would have been so struck by the scandalous-ness of the gospels and by their confrontation with the power claims of the Empire, that the gospels would have been banned books of the highest order. It should not be surprising that so many first-century Christians were killed by the Romans.

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I need a hero

A review of the new Wonder Woman by Emily Wachner: “I have encouraged boys and girls alike to direct their admiration to the hero of the Gospels. And yet, my thirty-four-year-old self wept in awe in a dark theater in Manhattan as I watched Wonder Woman, and saw myself in her.”

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Anglican churches in Iran?

Members of the Church need much prayer for strength to witness to their faith and for protection from the opposition. There have been martyrs since the Revolution, and the situation can only really be described, in human terms, as unpredictable.

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Christian Mindfulness

“I am happy to be a Buddhist now, but had I known this was available in Christianity I would never have become a Buddhist.”

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A pox on all your houses

Conservative churches say liberal, mainline churches are dying. Studies show that conservative churches are in decline too. Perhaps churches that preach individualism sow the seeds of their own demise. Maybe people are just tired of churches picking on each other.

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