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My visits to Haiti (2009, pre-earthquake, and again this year) have prompted me to think more deeply about the relationship between the gospel and...

Beginning in the early days of the Methodist Revival, John Wesley’s position on predestination became a controversial issue.  His friend and partner in ministry...

Stephen R. Holmes, senior lecturer in systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews, has published a book which amounts to a full-throated attack...

Why in the world are the books of Kings and Chronicles in our Bibles? Commentators offer their answers, of course. Certainly these long, repetitive books...

In Europe’s Middle Ages (500-1500), people knew nothing about bacteria and other microbes. So they suffered the consequences in disease and plague. Today in North...

One of the most insidious tendencies is to see all of Scripture through the lens of Romans. This bias goes way back in history.

Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. 437 pp. --- Barbara Kingsolver is a fine writer. One can learn a lot about writing...

The world is a mess. Where are the reformers? Americans are frustrated with what is variously called “gridlock” or “dysfunction” in Washington. We face boat-loads...

The world is a getting safer. For centuries, violence has been subsiding. Really? Most people find this hard to believe. But consider evidence presented by Stephen...

I’m a Wesleyan. Always have been, always will be. However, as I look across the landscape of American evangelicalism, it’s hard to escape the...

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