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What You Can Learn from John Ruskin’s ‘Scandal of Grace’

By Leroy Seat | January 24, 2020

John Ruskin was an influential British writer and social thinker in the last half of the 19th century. His most important literary work highlighted what has been called “the scandal of grace,” drawing praise from Gandhi to Tolstoy.

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"No. 2: Tonya" is the second installment in a short-film series highlighting female Baptist pastors. This film, produced jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and

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Relationships as Contest in ‘Temptation Island’

By Cliff Vaughn | January 9, 2001

“The safest, easiest formula is that nothing succeeds like success,” wrote cultural critic Todd Gitlin in Inside Prime Time. The premiere of “Temptation Island” Jan. 10 offers evidence Fox television is employing that formula. “Following the success of ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Real World’ comes a provocative new series,” read the show’s Web site. The “flavor […]

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Taking a Pro-active and Positive Stance On Low-Fidelity Show

By Robert Parham | January 9, 2001

Congregational leaders will be tempted to blast “Temptation Island,” a six-episode television show about unmarried couples mingling with 26 exotic-looking singles. The first episode airs Wednesday night on Fox. While the show’s Web site says, “Give in to temptation,” congregational leaders should resist the predictable urge to attack this sexually charged, offensive and exploitative television […]

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

By Mike Parnell | January 4, 2001

“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” introduces us to an alternate reality called Middle Earth, a place where “history becomes legend and legend becomes myth,” according to the movie’s opening voice-over. “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” introduces us to an alternate reality called Middle Earth, a place where […]

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BCE’s Five Guiding Stars

By Robert Parham | January 3, 2001

BCE’s significant constituency growth and increased visibility in the public square necessitates a restating of our mission and methodology. Since bcE*byte’s launch at the end of March 2000, BCE’s e-mail database has grown 140 percent. A host of new church leaders hear weekly from BCE. Most have applauded our efforts. Some have raised questions about […]

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The Hope of the World

By Robert Parham | December 19, 2000

The first Christmas was about hunger and hope. Of course, the hunger part of the story is either forgotten or ignored as we rush through stores in search of the perfect gifts for friends who have everything. We sing about joy to the world, the silence of the night, the jingle of bells and the […]

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