The Bible + Culture

The Benediction of God

There are two kinds of people: those who stay for the movie credits and those who leave the theater early to avoid traffic. It’s no wonder in a culture where many churches strive to entertain that those in the pew treat worship as similar to a theater show, leaving when it’s convenient—when the “good part” …

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How the Bible Shaped Manners

In 1922, Emily Post became a household name when her book, Etiquette, In Society, In Business, In Politics, and At Home, soared to the top of America’s bestseller list. Over the years, the work remained popular as her descendants updated it to fit changing times and social customs. Yet notably, some of the work’s foundational …

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Sent Out as Sheep Among Wolves – The Call of Jesus to His Church

Meeting Mez McConnell is a bit like encountering a Buzzsaw. He moves quickly past the pleasantries and wants to know the story of how someone arrived where they did and what they are doing with their life. He doesn’t like small talk. Rather, he jumps into deep conversations with both feet and moves forward in …

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Incarnation Matters

No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found. —Isaac Watts Jesus entered the world during a time of violence and terror as the wails of mothers whose children were murdered for political expediency surely still echoed across the …

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