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Unlikely Lenten preachers: Roman soldiers

Foreign soldiers performing garrison duty in a conquered territory that hated them knew to be on their guard at all times. They also quickly…

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Unlikely Lenten preachers: Pontius Pilate

The Romans were justifiably proud of their legal system, elements of which form the backbone of Western law today. It didn’t take the Roman…

Who is God?

Seek him; see him

Imagine you’re a shepherd in first-century Israel, smelling of campfire and sweat, rough around the edges. Imagine the hem of the night sky being…

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Let there be people

Let there be people God began his work on the sixth day with the creation of land animals, both the wild ones and those…

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Does God condone slavery?

The history of the “discovery” and settlement of North America celebrates great triumphs, but it also records dreadful abuses. Bringing Old World diseases to…

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If God is good, then where did evil come from?

I want you to trust every word of the Bible . . . . . . even from the very first page. That’s why…

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God or science? Wrong question.

Dan Brown, author of the Da Vinci Code and more recently Origin, is one of the most successful authors of all time. According to Brown’s own admission,…