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The Uncontrolling Love of God with Thomas Jay Oord

Dr. Thomas Jay Oord discusses his innovative contribution to the conversations surrounding providence and theodicy. What is essential kenosis and how can it be helpful in pastoral counseling?

Should burning an American Flag be a criminal offense?

A brief history of flag burning laws in America [Video].

What they’ll say about us in 4,000 years

Ever wonder what future civilizations will say about us? Does it matter? Go with me on this for a minute…

Exodus 15:22-16:36 – Manna and Quail

The Israelites begin to feel the burden of the wilderness. God provides for them. Or is it a test?

Can Donald Trump be the Next Teddy Roosevelt?

What is the best potential presidential template for a guy like Donald Trump?

What do You do with Matthew’s Genealogy?

Tom tells us about his new book, Underdogs and Outsiders. Why is Matthew’s genealogy the perfect place from some serious Advent reflection? How do we read Biblical genealogies?

Systemic Sin

We easily think of Sin as personal moral failure. But Sin is also systemic. What implications does that have for sanctification, and how can Christians speak helpfully of systemic evil?

The 4 Presidents Donald Trump Might Most Be Like

There’s nothing more to be done about a Trump Presidency than to imagine how it might turn out.

The Women of Advent with Tom Fuerst

Since Advent is fast approaching, we talk with author Tom Fuerst about his new book Underdogs and Outsiders. The book explores the five women Matthew includes in his genealogy of Jesus (perfect since Matthew is this year’s lectionary Gospel). Why did Matthew include these women, and how is it good news for us? Plus: What do you do when Christmas falls on a Sunday?

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What they’ll say about us in 4,000 years

Ever wonder what future civilizations will say about us? Does it matter? Go with me on this for a minute…

I Was a 12 Year Old Superhero

I don’t know what came over me or why I even tried, but I had some spectacular moments when I was 12 years old.

A Christian Rock Star, an Assault Rifle & a Culture of Fear

I learned something about fear and faith during the weirdest ten minutes I’ve ever spent in an airport.

A Christian Rock Star, an Assault Rifle & a Culture of Fear

I learned something about fear and faith during the weirdest ten minutes I’ve ever spent in an airport.

George Washington and the well-fed, well-housed slave

Have you heard this story about George Washington?

Should burning an American Flag be a criminal offense?

A brief history of flag burning laws in America [Video].

Can Donald Trump be the Next Teddy Roosevelt?

What is the best potential presidential template for a guy like Donald Trump?

The 4 Presidents Donald Trump Might Most Be Like

There’s nothing more to be done about a Trump Presidency than to imagine how it might turn out.

The Passion of Doctor Strange

The thematic underpinnings of DOCTOR STRANGE save it from being a fun but forgettable retread of the Marvel formula.

The 4 Best Things about X-men: Apocalypse

The Quicksilver scene may be the best part of the movie, but it’s not the only good thing about the film.

The 24 Best Baseball Movies of All Time

No American game has as rich a history as baseball, and Hollywood has memorialized that past for decades.

Olympics, The Cuckoo’s Calling & Dawn of the Red Beer

This week’s picks include some amazing athletes in Rio de Janeiro, J.K. Rowling’s alter-ego, and a tasty beverage to enjoy this summer.

Stranger Things, The Night Of & The Infiltrator

This week’s picks include a Netflix run at Goonies-like nostalgia, one of the best TV pilots you’ll ever see, and a solid true crime flick with Bryan Cranston on the right side of the drug trade.

Star Trek, Finders Keepers & The Fall

This week’s picks include Agent Scully as you’ve never seen her before, one of the best literary sequels I’ve read in years, and a return to the ultimate sci-fi universe.

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