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A Book Worth Reading
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 “pro-church” book that calls God’s people to do a better job of representing Jesus to the world by finding its true identity in him.
This Week's Fax of Life
CELEBRITIES THEN AND NOW
My daughter found the Cowboy Code recently and showed it to me.[more]
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]
LET US GIVE THANKS
Gracious God, Giver of Every Good Gift . . .[more]
FAITH AND 'ORDINARY LIFE'
We have so institutionalized the Christian faith that church membership has come to count for conversion.[more]
WITH ALL THE CHAOS IN MY LIFE . . .
Do you really think ours is the first generation of humankind to feel the pressure of noise, tension, and uncertainty?[more]
TOLSTOY ON TRUTH-TELLING
Whether it is bad news from the doctor, rejection by a friend, or one’s fragile job status at work, truth is a fundamental right.[more]