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A Book Worth Reading

I Knew Jesus... (book)I Knew Jesus before He Was a Christian . . . and I Liked Him Better Then is an attempt to make an appropriate and helpful distinction between the gospel and religion, between Jesus and the institution in human history that has driven so many away from him. Yet it is a ďpro-churchĒ book that calls Godís people to do a better job of representing Jesus to the world by finding its true identity in him.

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This Week's Fax of Life

ONE SMART COACH
The really good coaches are smart cookies.[more]

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This Week's Sermon

LOVING THE PERSON WHO ISN'T "ONE OF US"
The best way for the church to get clear about our mission in the world is to study the life of Jesus.[more]

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INSIGHT FROM A JEWISH THEOLOGIAN
If those of us who say we are disciples of Jesus do not grow in our ability to care about others in very concrete, self-sacrificing ways, we are only fooling ourselves.[more]

PESSIMISM
If I had to choose between being a naÔve optimist and marching to the beat of the pessimistís drum, I would hope to be confused with Forrest Gump over Eeyore.[more]

BAD RELIGION
Some of the meanest people Iíve ever known are also among the most religious people Iíve ever encountered.[more]

THE CONSTANCY OF CHANGE
Most of us seem to prefer a life with minimal change. We donít like to be disturbed. [more]



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