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February 27, 2015

Do We Really Need Another Church Plant?

 

We need to go where the people are. We need to think outside the box. We need to share the Gospel. These are just a few of the phrases that I hear frequently these days among church planters, including many who are very close fri...

February 23, 2015

Why Christianity?

In a recent session that I facilitated with a church I was asked: What is the core of the Christian message? Why might Christianity appeal to someone? I was then asked to summarize in writing the verbal response that I gave in that session. Below is my...

August 5, 2014

Why do some convert to a religion and others do not? What contributes to de-conversion and then conversion to another religion, or to no religion at all?

 

Over the last half century in particular social scientists have published countless books and articles based on sou...

January 25, 2014

Since my last blog I have started most classes by asking students to share about a news story they have encountered along with their personal view on the issue at hand. Among the many stories that students have shared, a few had to do with economic inequality in Calgar...

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