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Why Followers of Jesus are NOT Charlie Hebdo | themelios

“Know this, my beloved brothers; let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” -James 1:19, ESV Last weeks massacre in Paris in reaction to a satirical cartoon published by the famed Charlie Hebdo has sparked … Continue reading

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Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

Next week, I’ll be headed to Charleston, SC, where this year’s annual Partnership Mission Coordinator’s meeting will take place. Mission leaders from across the nation will converge on this historic city for several days to learn from one another, and … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for–and Pursuing–Peace on Earth | themelios

In a few days, I will take a couple of weeks to celebrate the Christmas and New Years’ holidays with my family. This time of year seems more peaceful to me than any other. But as events in our world … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Great Commission | themelios

“100 years ago we sent missionaries to the nations to look for cities. Today you go to the cities and you find the nations.” -Ray Bakke Today, President Obama is expected to reveal his plans for reforming our current immigration … Continue reading

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The Public Square in a Multi-Faith World | themelios

On November 16 from 2 PM until 9 PM, I will be taking part in the Mid-Atlantic Summit on Faith and Culture in Glenwood, Maryland. While this meeting doesn’t technically “belong” to any particular group, various faith communities have come … Continue reading

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Seeking Allah: Finding Jesus | themelios

On November 2, the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network Engagement Team, which I’m honored to lead, is hosting a simulcast in four churches across our region entitled “Seeking Allah: Finding Jesus.”  The meeting will be hosted by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittleberg, … Continue reading

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Sex: The New State Religion | themelios

Religious Freedom in America is dying.  Though this has been stated often, and ignored just as often, rolling one’s eyes at the statement doesn’t make it less true. The biggest irony here is that the vehicle being used–possibly in an … Continue reading

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Theology Thursday: The Complementarian Conundrum, Part II. How Fathers Can Raise Strong Women | themelios

In last week’s Theology Thursday, I spoke to the exegetical case for male headship.  This week, I want to focus on one expression of how this teaching is applied in a practical way.  Too often, those who hold to the complementarian … Continue reading

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Theology Thursday: The Complementarian Conundrum | themelios

One of the most noticeable cultural characteristics of evangelical Christianity are the counter-cultural elements that set us apart from the world, and there is possibly no more hotly debated topic that the issue of gender roles and relationships.  Where these … Continue reading

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