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Nearly 150 years after the emancipation of Southern slaves and just 50 years after the beginning of the Civil Rights era, race still captures our attention: in the summer of 2007, the case of the so-called “Jena Six” in an old battleground-Selma, Alabama-was played out in the blogosphere, newspaper headlines, and nightly news. Such “old” […]

Eric Landry
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

When Protestants encounter the words “catholic church,” they usually think of a prominent branch of Christendom. When we confess, however, in the words of the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds that we believe in “one holy, catholic, and apostolic church,” we are one with Christians in all times and places in acknowledging an elect communion in […]

Michael S. Horton
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

Although the events described in this 1992 reprint of Michael Horton’s article took place over 15 years ago, the core issues remain pertinent to us today and God’s grace is still the answer. The far-right National Front of Jean-Marie Le Pen humiliated the reigning Socialist Party of Francois Mitterand last spring, even though Le Pen […]

Michael S. Horton
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

The spring 2006 issue of The American Scholar contains two interesting articles under the feature section labeled “Beyond Race.” In the first article, Amitai Etzioni, a professor at George Washington University, argues that “treating people differently according to their race is as un-American as a hered-itary aristocracy, and as American as slavery.” In his view, […]

Thabiti Anyabwile
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

I remember it like yesterday. He came up to me and asked, “Where are you from?” Since at that moment I happened to be in Irvine, California, I immediately responded, “I live in Corona del Mar.” “No, no,” he said, “where are you from?” Somewhat confused but still attempting to be respectful, I answered, “I’m […]

Julius J. Kim
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

If you’ve ever played the popular party game, Taboo, you know that the goal of the game is to get your teammates to guess secret words without using any of the closely related words listed on the game cards. For example, if the secret word is “car,” you have to describe what a car is […]

C. A. Sandoval
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

Since my wife and I have adopted two children, we have received a number of puzzled looks and interesting comments, especially from those of other cultures. We once gave a Somali woman a ride to the store, and when she found out our little infant girl was adopted, her only question was, “How much you […]

Justin Taylor
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”…. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be […]

Patricia Anders
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

Michael Horton recently talked with Ken Jones about the issue of bringing the doctrines of grace to African-American churches and the problems that still cause division today. Rev. Jones is pastor at Greater Union Baptist Church in Compton, California, and a co-host of The White Horse Inn. He also serves as Sunday School Director and […]

Ken Jones
Michael S. Horton
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

This volume is a collection of presentations that was delivered at the second general assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF) in 2006. The WRF is a network for communication and sharing of resources for a number of Reformed denominations, associations, local congregations, institutions, agencies, and individual leaders. According to the editor, this organization "fulfills […]

J. V. Fesko
Samuel T. Logan, Jr.
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

If you ever want to feel lost, try church-planting in an ethnic context different from your own while living in the United States. Believe me, you've never felt so stupid, no matter what your favorite professor said about you in seminary. Secondly, if you ever want to make others feel lost, try asking this question […]

Shannon B. Geiger
Craig Van Gelder
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

Over the years I've begun collecting extra copies of books that I have found to be insightful, motivating, and rooted in gospel truth. They are the kind of books that you go back to again and again. Each page draws you to the heart of the gospel and spurs you into prayer and reflection. Most […]

Denise M. Malagari
R.C. Sproul
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

A self-described secular Jew and ardent urbanite, Michelle Goldberg takes her readers behind the scenes of a movement she has dubbed 'Christian Nationalism,' a "totalistic political ideology" that begins with the idea that "the Bible is absolutely and literally true" and extrapolates from this "a total political program…a conflation of scripture and politics that sees […]

Jason J. Stellman
Michelle Goldberg
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

Divorced, depressed, and desperate to understand her place in the universe, journalist Elizabeth Gilbert decides to take a year off and travel the world in search of God. Or herself. Or herself as God. Well, it's complicated, this spiritual tour, and the significance of her desire to take such a voyage of self-discovery to countries […]

Mindy L. Withrow
Elizabeth Gilbert
Wednesday, January 2nd 2008

This is not a flick to see lightly for entertainment. A genetically engineered virus that was supposed to cure cancer wipes out 90% of the human race instead, and turns most of the rest into mutated, rabid, aggressive, vicious, and very hungry monsters who only come out at night. Will Smith is a medical researcher […]

Donald T. Williams
Wednesday, January 9th 2008

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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