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  • Truth is a Person — Not Simply An Idea

    By Sean McDowell

    Dec. 7, 2016

    Truth matters. And in our moments of honesty, we all know this. Minimally, we all live as if truth matters. It’s unavoidable. Truth matters in religious matters too. All religions (including atheism) claim to present a true depiction of reality. And this includes Christianity. But there is a key ...

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  • The Triune God: Book Release Today

    By Fred Sanders

    Dec. 6, 2016

    Today is the official release date of my book, The Triune God, in Zondervan’s ambitious New Studies in Dogmatics series edited by Allen and Swain. Its cover has a nice, minty green color that will look good under your favorite theologian’s Christmas tree. Put a little

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  • 9 Important Insights about Generation Z

    By Sean McDowell

    Dec. 2, 2016

    Move over Millennials. A new generation is here. For the past decade, there has been considerable discussion about how to understand and reach Millennials. But now there is a new generation, roughly those born between 1995 and 2010, which are the newest focus.

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  • Gift and Giver

    By Fred Sanders

    Dec. 2, 2016

    In The Dialogue of Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), she describes how God deals with the widespread human tendency to take good things from God and then forget him. “Those whose love is imperfect,” she reports God as saying, “who love me for my gifts and

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  • With Endless Information, Can We Know Anything At All?

    By Sean McDowell

    Nov. 30, 2016

    Recently I was speaking to a group of pastors, youth pastors, and other church workers in Idaho. One pastor asked a question that, in my experience, perfectly captures the thinking process of many students today. He said, “My younger brother, a Millennial, is constantly on his cell phone. When I ...

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  • Problem Passages in The Message

    By Gary Manning Jr

    Nov. 29, 2016

    My friend Ken Berding wrote a recent blog post explaining his concerns about using The Message. As he pointed out, people often treat it as a Bible translation, when it is actually a very loose paraphrase. One of Ken’s observations is that The Message routinely adds meaning to or ...

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