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What I learned about Gender from the Zondervan Catalogue

I am not a huge book catalogue guy. I prefer to limit my literary lust to creeping used bookstores and haunting the forgotten stacks of local libraries. But there is one that I am always excited to receive: the Zondervan … Continue reading

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Why Most of Us Will be Disappointed After the Election

Note: Most of my readers are American or British, and may not be overly excited about Canada’s Federal Election happening today. What I’m talking about fits into any of these contexts, and I’ve tried to include some UK and US … Continue reading

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Can You See Beauty in Things You Disagree With? The Ihsan of Evangelicalism

I remember when I first stumbled across the word “Ihsan” in my studies. It is from a mystical path in Islam, and is best translated “Doing What is Beautiful.” As soon as I read the word, I knew what it … Continue reading

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On Embracing my Inner Nerd, Or Erasing the Division between Head and Heart

The phrase, “doing your devotions,” still gives me the shivers. Early in my spiritual journey, my well-meaning leaders tried to instill a little religion in me. I was the Christian equivalent of Huckleberry Finn when it came to disciplines that … Continue reading

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Why do Evangelicals Really Reject the Environmental Movement?

On Earth Day ­­­­I posted about my “water woes,” and how the struggles I have with poverty and environment are really spiritual problems. I argued that Christians are to resist the curses of Genesis 3, that we are to resist … Continue reading

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