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June 27, 2016

Thriving in Babylon Remember the days when we mobilized our churches as political weapons? Well, the war is over. We lost. And maybe we deserved to lose. Maybe we forgot that putting our faith in political power instead of the power of Pentecost is nothing less than idolatry. Maybe it’s time the Bride of Christ stopped …

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May 2, 2016

Roots and Sky I am not an outdoors kind of person. After being outside for fifteen minutes, I’m usually done. I don’t hunt or fish or hike mountains. And I certainly don’t plant gardens. That’s why this month’s book selection is somewhat ironic. In Roots and Sky (Revell Publishing, $13.99), author Christie Purifoy chronicles a year …

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April 13, 2016

Home Is Where My People Are Alabamians are known for many things, some of which are commendable. We are a polite, friendly, and hard-working people. We consume vast quantities of sweet tea, and speak with a highly distinctive accent. Our religious zeal for college football is barely, and only barely, eclipsed by our passion for …

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March 3, 2016

Prepare for Easter with Gospel of John For most people, the book of Revelation is the most difficult section of the New Testament. Not for me. I say this not because I’ve mastered the bizarre symbolism of John’s apocalyptic literature, but because its mysteriousness is superseded by John‘s gospel. The fourth gospel is beautiful and …

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February 17, 2016

The Bible Tells Me So…Why Defending Scripture Had Made Us Unable to Read It This month’s recommendation is for those who are brave. If you are afraid to read anything which may call into question your established beliefs about the Bible, or if you’re of the opinion that all Christians must share the same perspective …

BRONNER: A Journey to Understanding

December 25, 2015

I remember the day I heard the news. My family was sitting at a restaurant table, discussing the sermon we had heard earlier that Sunday morning. In the midst of our banter and laughter, a text message popped up on my wife’s phone. Suddenly, the world impinged itself upon us and the table grew somber. …

For the Love

October 25, 2015

It is an awkward truth, but I do, on occasion, read books intended for a female audience. Since I belong to a denomination which frowns on women teaching men, I’ve often questioned the wisdom of leaving my store premises without such literary works in a brown paper bag. What if I happen upon a fellow …