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On the Death of Osama bin Laden

Dr. Horton has a thoughtful and insightful post on the death of Osama bin Laden 

Christianity: Vice or Virtue?

The University of California San Diego hosted a debate on March 7: Is religion a problem for society? This question was quickly refocused, however, by the participants. Dinesh D’Souza is president of King’s College in New York and a Christian. Dan Barker, former Pentecostal missionary, now co-president of the Freedom of Religion Foundation describes himself as an “atheistic agnostic”. This was their sixth debate, covering six states, since their visit to Harvard in 2008. Their primary concern: Is Christianity a problem for society?

Book Review: Quitting Church by Julia Duin

It is common knowledge these days that not all is well within evangelicalism. Recent books have chronicled the problems from different angles, among them Julia Duin’s Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to Do About it (Baker Books, 2008). In the first chapter, Duin makes the case that numerically the church is declining. She cites several studies that put church attendance around 20 to 30 per cent of the population, a drop of about 20 percentage points since the 1970s. The decline does not necessarily describe a lessening of belief, but rather a growing Christian population that does not go to church.

Reforming Modern Missions

The Great Commission was a high point of world history. Though often forgotten, it was more than a passing mountain top experience. The news of Matthew 28 is changing the world.

Notable Quotable: Machen’s Lament About Preaching in His Own Day

The preacher comes forward not out of a secret place of meditation and power, not with the authority of God’s Word permeating his message, not with human wisdom pushed far into the background by the glory of the Cross, but with human opinions about the social problems of the hour or easy solutions of the vast problem of sin. Such is the sermon. Is there no refuge from strife?