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Pride and Privilege in the American Church

The events in Ferguson, MO over the past few weeks have been like a social earthquake. The shooting of Michael Brown has revealed again the fault line in American race relations, and one overwhelming theme rising from the discussion is we don’t understand each other. Or to be more specific, whites, on the whole, don’t […]

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Toward a Theology of Animal Care (Part 1)

After graduating from Covenant Theological Seminary, I had the privilege of working at the Saint Louis Zoo for a summer. I would often arrive at work early, so I could stroll around the zoo and observe the amazing variety of animals from around the globe. My favorites were the red pandas, the sea lions, and […]

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Guest Post on Immigration: A Christian Case for Restrictionism

Editor’s note: Noah Winograd has been a good friend of mine for several years. I first met him about six years ago in Augusta, Georgia, where we both came to a saving faith in Christ through the preaching ministry of Dr. George Robertson at First Presbyterian Church. We share an interest in the intersection of Christianity […]

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A Children’s Crusade?

Harry Monroe, Jr., a licentiate of North Texas Presbytery (PCA), has posted this piece on the current influx of unaccompanied children from Central America into the U.S. He is understandably cautious about the church allying itself to particular causes where Scripture is not explicit, but he encourages individual believers to arrive at well-informed positions rather […]

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The Immigration Debate: Two Christian Perspectives

Immigration reform has been a major topic of discussion for quite a while, but it seems to have gained a bit more attention lately. First I heard about InterVarsity Press’s release of Immigration: Tough Questions, Direct Answers by Dale Hanson Bourke, and then last week I read this interview of Bourke at Christianity Today. And then today, I […]

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Two Approaches to the Church’s Mission

Christopher Wright. The Mission of God’s People. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert. What Is the Mission of the Church? Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011. Imagine that you are responsible for drafting your church’s budget for the upcoming year. Further suppose that a large portion of the budget has traditionally been allocated to a certain […]

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