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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

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  • “I love you so much that I need to hit you with this Bible. Really, really hard.”

    By far the most frustrating thing about having conversations on controversial issues is when people don’t know when to stop fighting. It’s like going to play paintball with your friends, and then after the game is over, finding that someone won’t stop shooting. “Whew! Well that was fun. Okay, let’s get this gear off and…

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  • A brief reflection on context.

    Is that the most boring post title ever, or what? It sounds like a treatise on some obscure subject that you might find in a dusty old book on an untouched shelf in the back of a university library. One of Stephen Covey’s famous 7 Habits is to “seek first to understand, then to be…

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  • Hey, I’m on Rachel Held Evans’ blog!

    For those of you who don’t know Rachel Held Evans, she’s a Christian author and blogger who has built a reputation for gently and patiently challenging preconceptions—both her own and others’. I got to interview her for a podcast that hasn’t hit the podcast feed, but will soon. Rachel’s been doing a really cool thing…

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  • “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”

    —Proverbs 3:27 (NIV) In other words, being a Christian isn’t just about avoiding sin, it’s about avoiding complacency. We’re called not just to steer clear of the bad, but to intentionally seek out the opportunities to do good. If you have ways to help others (and we all do), take advantage of them to do…

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  • Are evangelicals unreachable?

    “Evangelical” has become a bad word in American society today, and a lot of people don’t even know what it means! The term refers to Christians who emphasize a personal relationship with Jesus, who believe that eternal salvation comes only through his death and resurrection, and who hold a very “high view” of the Bible…

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  • “It seems to be a fact that you suffer as much from the Church as for it….”

    “…but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.” —Flannery O’Connor

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Newly expanded and revised for 2024!

Divided by faith and LGBTQ identity? Torn has an all-new edition with new chapters, new stories, and a new study guide to help heal the rifts.

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