Christian authors

Again Remembering Rachel Held Evans

Nadia Bolz-Weber delivers the sermon at the funeral for Rachel Held Evans on June 1. YouTube screenshot via Religion News Service. Abraham doubted. Job doubted. Peter doubted. Martha doubted. Even Jesus cried out, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” Condemning people who are thoughtful about their faith, who doubt & who wrestle & who cry out with questions, is legalism from the pit of hell. Oh there are times I really miss living with absolute certainty, never questioning anything…

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How to Accuse Someone of Heresy

Before you say: He’s not a Christian She doesn’t know the Lord He’s probably in hell today make sure you’ve worked your way through the normal method of drawing such conclusion. Citation You simply must quote the name of the work in question and page number. Include the quotation. If you can’t honestly bring yourself to purchase a copy of the author’s book, while I admire you for standing on your principles and not spending money on someone you don’t…

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Remembering Two Much-Loved But Diverse Authors

This past week Christian readers lost two very much loved authors, each successful by different metrics, but each unique, catering to two very different audiences: Rachel Held Evans and Warren Wiersbe. It speaks to the diversity or breadth of the Christian subculture that it includes such a broad range of writers; such a wide demographic. Rachel Held Evans died on May 4th at age 37, after entering a coma following treatment for flu and a subsequent infection. The outpouring of…

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When Should Christian Bookstores Pull Authors from Shelves and Online Listings?

Some of you know that when I’m not writing this blog and editing Christianity 201; when I’m not leading or assisting in weekend worship at a local church; when I’m not occasionally speaking at a church; during the rest of the time I am making decisions for our local Christian bookstore. One of the hardest decisions I made in 2018 was to remove books by Bill Hybels from our shelves. It isn’t that those books don’t contain much truth and…

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Blogroll Update #10 | Thinking Out Loud

My last update was in May. Some of these are simply updates, and some were in my computer under other categories. I have more Christian blogs bookmarked in my computer than anyone else in a three blog radius. (Seriously, there a couple thousand.) The list which appears on the blogroll in the right margin of the blog is always being updated. Blogs Daily Devotional from Popular Christian Television & Video Ministries Online PCPJ | Pentecostals & Charismatics for Peace &…

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