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Reducing the Gospel to Magic Formula, Instead of Calling

By John D. Pierce | August 23, 2019

Following Jesus has gone from being a sacrificial, ongoing calling to a sure-step, definable formula, in which one is free to ignore all kinds of things Jesus said and did – and still claim to be Christian.

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By Doug Weaver | November 5, 2001

At the 1978 Southern Baptist Convention, those present heard a stirring report about world hunger. The speaker asked all in attendance to skip lunch and fast for the cause. Convention president Jimmy Allen then said with a smile from the podium that although many Baptists would probably not forego lunch they would surely take the […]

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Researcher Rates Televangelists’ Use of Airtime

By Cliff Vaughn | October 31, 2001

A communication researcher has found that most religious broadcasters devote almost no time to politics and little to fundraising and promotion. Stephen Winzenburg, communication professor at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa, analyzed 22 television ministries from September to November of 2000. Winzenburg reported his results in Christianity Today. Winzenburg timed show segments and […]

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Web Companies Seek Internet Rating System

By Alex Smirnov | October 31, 2001

Internet users around the world will be able to block controversial sites from children as early as November, an independent content rating entity said in a news conference in Washington, D.C, last week. Independent Content Rating Association, which lists prominent Web services as members in the United States and worldwide, said the first version of […]

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What Is Your Favorite Hymn?

By Barry Howard | October 31, 2001

Each Sunday parishioners gather in their local churches to worship God by singing hymns, saying prayers, experiencing sermons and engaging in other parts of the liturgy. Every dimension of the worship service is important. Hymns are especially important because they provide a vocabulary for praise and communicate theology and doctrine in poetic and memorable ways. […]

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American Women Respond to Oppressed Afghan Women

By Jodi Mathews | October 30, 2001

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