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    Why So Many Christians Sound the Jewish Shofar in Israel

    Huckabee is far from the only Christian Zionist to appropriate the ancient ritual horn. Mike Huckabee, one of several American Christians in Jerusalem for the opening of the US embassy last week, announced that he planned to commemorate the occasion on live TV with a Hebrew greeting and by blowing a shofar....

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    Paige Patterson Out After Southwestern Trustees Vote

    Decision follows Southern Baptist leader’s apology to women for past comments. He clarified. He defended. He apologized. And now, after weeks of controversy, Southern Baptist icon Paige Patterson is no longer president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). School trustees announced early Wednesday morning that Patterson, one of the most powerful and...

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    Fuller Seminary to Leave Pasadena Campus

    A challenging new landscape for Christian graduate education forces major moves. Fuller Theological Seminary announced plans this week to sell its 70-year-old Pasadena, California, campus and move to a new location designed to facilitate its expanded online education offerings in the wake of shifting enrollment. The decision to leave its main campus...

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    Beyond the Nakba: 7 Ways Christians Can Affirm a Positive Future for Palestinians

    How to understand the “catastrophe” of 1948 and its impact on today’s Israel. On April 18, the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israelis celebrated the 70th anniversary of their country’s founding. On May 14, Palestinians commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”), the year they lost...

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    God Hates Gun Violence

    We American Christians have a biblical call to reduce firearm deaths in our land. Violence enters the human story from nearly the beginning: “While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him” (Gen. 4:8). The Genesis narrative notes that violence soon becomes endemic. In a mere two...

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    Indonesian Churches Blasted by Family of Suicide Bombers

    Christians outraged at “heinous and gory” terrorist attacks that killed and injured dozens of worshipers Sunday morning. Suicide bombers launched coordinated attacks on three Indonesian churches during worship services this morning, leaving more than a dozen people dead and at least 40 more injured in a series of bloody blasts that horrified...

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    How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness

    The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God. My grandmother was part of a Holiness Pentecostal church. That meant—among many wonderful things—that they believed in entire sanctification. It was thought that in this life Christians could reach a level of personal holiness in which they...

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    How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness

    The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God. My grandmother was part of a Holiness Pentecostal church. That meant—among many wonderful things—that they believed in entire sanctification. It was thought that in this life Christians could reach a level of personal holiness in which they...

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    How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness

    The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God. My grandmother was part of a Holiness Pentecostal church. That meant—among many wonderful things—that they believed in entire sanctification. It was thought that in this life Christians could reach a level of personal holiness in which they...