Monthly Archives: November 2007

Peace with whom? Saved from what?

Several years ago, I was walking across a courtyard on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. I was alone, minding my own business, on the way to the faculty lounge in the School of Theology, when suddenly out of … Continue reading

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The Apostle

I hadn’t seen The Apostle in years, but it is one of the great movies of my lifetime. We can balk at self-anointed prophets, an unconfessed crime, and shoddy theology, but this film does some things better than I have … Continue reading

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Prayer evangelism

My sister-in-law prayed with many people: People at her church, people she met at the park, etc. When you tell someone you’ll pray for them, or that you have been praying for them, you’ll almost invariably see gratitude in their … Continue reading

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The Christian home in death

My sister-in-law went to be with the Lord yesterday morning. In any Christian home where death comes, it is supremely painful to see the suffering and the wailing, and yet also a soul-expanding joy to see compassion, hearts filled with … Continue reading

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The college money pit

We’ve all heard pretentious talk (usually from public “servants”) about the wonders of “higher education.” It may indeed round some edges, but I think college — at least the public, liberal arts variety that I’m familiar with — is a … Continue reading

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