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Interview with Chris Seay- Part 2

In this interview, Chris Seay continues his discussion of his recent book, The Gospel According to Jesus – The Faith That Restores All Things and the difference between rule-based and heart-based faith. “Justification”, he says, is often misunderstood by Protestants. We hear “justification” and we think about how God has made us right. But God …

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Chris Seay- Interview

Chris Seay discusses his most recent book, The Gospel According to Jesus: The Faith that Restores all Things, in this recent Faith Conversations interview. Many people have rejected Christianity, says Seay, for things that Christianity isn’t even about. “Righteousness” is a word used all the time in Christian circles, and many think it means some …

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Scot McKnight- One.Life 2

Scot McKnight and Mel Lawrenz continue their discussion on One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow and the need for Christians to move past focusing on Christian living and follow Christ at a foundational level.

Gabe Lyons

Recently I did a Faith Conversations radio interview with Gabe Lyons, the author of The Next Christians: How a New Generation is Restoring Faith. Lyons discusses his optimism about a new, different generation of believers that is as interested in reconciliation and restoration as religious institutions. This new generation, he believes, will not only radically …

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Matt Jacoby

Matthew Jacoby is the founding member and lead singer of Australian group, Sons of Korah. Also a pastor with a doctorate in philosophy/theology from the University of Melbourne, Jacoby and Sons of Korah help adapt the Biblical Psalms into musical form in order to help people experience the Psalms to the fullest depth for which …

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Stanley Hauerwas

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University, Stanley Hauerwas, recounts parts of his life in his most recent book, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir.

Spiritual Leadership Today

Leaders — You are invited to join in a unique study of spiritual leadership during 2011 which will include hundreds of leaders from all different walks of life. More info.

Frank Viola

Author, speaker, and church-planter Frank Viola introduces his newest book, co-authored with Leonard Sweet, called The Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ.

Michelle Anthony

Dr. Michelle Anthony, Director of Family Ministries at RockHarbor Church in California, discusses her new book, Spiritual Parenting: An Awakening for Today’s Families.

Kary Oberbrunner

Kary Oberbrunner, MDiv, DMin, is the Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development at Grace Church in Ohio and the founder of Redeem the Day Ministries. In his newest book, “The Secret Name: Discovering who God created You to Be,” he looks with vulnerability and honesty at the “names” we call ourselves as we label ourselves …

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Too much excellence?

Have churches gone overboard in their pursuit of “excellence”? Interesting article. What do you think?

The core

Yesterday we posted a piece about spiritual growth as integration. There is one biblical word that gets to this point more than any other. “Heart” (Heb. léb, Gk. kardia) is the biblical authors’ way of referring to the core of our inner being in its fullness including mind, emotion, and will. It is the essence …

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The art and spirit of communication

The word “communication” comes from a Latin root meaning “to share.” This ties in nicely to the biblical ideal of koinonia, fellowship, which is “the shared life.”  The aim of communication within the church or other Christian organization and outside it should be “the shared life.” It is not just about passing on information about …

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Should we always back Israel?

Today there is a brief article at Christianity Today online (“Should we always back Israel?”) referencing some of the differing reactions to the violent clash onboard some boats of a small flotilla bringing aid from Turkey to the Gaza Strip. And then there is the strange case of veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who …

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