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Salvation

Adoption, spiritual - 1 articles
Christ via Judaism
"Lauren Winner's spiritual journey is an invaluable—and, to some, unsettling—reminder of where we came from"


Assurance of salvation - 2 articles
Australia's Churches Call On Nation to Acknowledge 'Stolen Generations'
"Country's National Council of Churches demands apology, compensation to Aboriginals"

Heart & Soul


Baptism - 111 articles
Adult Baptisms

Infant Baptisms and Dedications

Mastering Ceremonies

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Beginnings - 4 articles
Oil and Water
"In third-century Rome, baptism was high drama"

Willow Creek's Place in History
It turns out that the church that made seeker-sensitive a part of our vocabulary is not as revolutionary as its critics have said.

Russia: Ready to Stand on Their Own?
In the former Soviet Union, evangelical churches are growing but not yet mature.

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Birth, new - 3 articles
Former Episcopal Bishop Challenges Decision to Defrock Him
"Ci Jones says disciplinary case was double jeopardy, and that head of Episcopal Church improperly influenced case"

Oil and Water
"In third-century Rome, baptism was high drama"

The Mennonites' Dirty Little Secret
What Christians could learn from Menno Simons and how he rescued the Anabaptist movement.


Blessings - 24 articles
Wind of Terror, Wind of Glory
We cannot know God's majesty without his terrible holiness.

Cockroaches and the Nicene Creed
To an accompaniment of whale songs, the worshippers glory in God's creation; there's no service quite like the annual blessing of the animals at St. John the Divine.

Canadian Anglicans Vote on Blessing Gay Unions
"Divorce and annulment cited as likely motives for monk killer, Frontline's Church of the Nativity documentary, and other stories from online sources around the world"

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Blood of Christ - 8 articles
Scandalous
The enigmatic folly of the Cross.

Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
Gracia Burnham: 'I Speak My Mind'
The former hostage talks openly about what she learned about God, her Muslim captors, and herself during her captivity.
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Born again - 11 articles
A Clear Invitation
Go Figure
Stats on the true path to God and charitable giving
Salad-Bar Christianity
Too many believers pick and choose their own truths.

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Calvary - 5 articles
Scandalous
The enigmatic folly of the Cross.

Go Figure
Two astronomers determine the time when Jesus died and rose

Communicating Easter's Blood, Not Bunnies
The latest on the Burnhams, a patron saint for Harry Potter wannabes, and the expanded territory of Jabez

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Change - 402 articles
Can We Talk?
A project sponsored by Gordon College's Center for Christian Studies offers models for constructive engagement across lines of division.

New York's New Hope
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.

Restore All Things in Thomas?
American Catholic intellectuals in the Progressive era.

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Children of God - 4 articles
This World Really Is Our Home
We're not just passing through, says theologian Michael Wittmer, author of Heaven Is a Place on Earth.

Reclaiming Santa
Ed Butchart's year-round mission to recover the true spirit of St. Nicholas.

In the Word: On the Receiving End
What Jesus really meant about becoming like little children.

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Christ, abiding in - 4 articles
On Foot
The virtues of walking

Youth: DC/LA Events Let Teens Put Faith on Display

TOUGH FAITH
One church leader's experience of living by faith when deprived of virtually everything but life itself.

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Christian - 98 articles
Two Iraqi Churches Bombed
Plus: Mr. Bean opposes British religious hate-crime bill, religious summit opens in Indonesia, Vatican condemns 'Christianophobia', Christmas dilemma, praying for the home team, and other articles from online sources around the world.

Terrorizing Ally
Saudi Arabia tortures Christians even as it makes human-rights gestures.

Back to the Basics
Christian-Muslim violence requires a 'new' missions strategy: Forgiveness and love.

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Cleansing - 4 articles
Good for the Soul

A Wretch Like Me

Colson: Cleanliness Is Next to Crimelessness
When I visit prisons where floors are shiny, morale is noticeably higher.

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Confession - 84 articles
Changed by the Unchanging
A new take on the spiritual disciplines calls for a little more action and a lot more love.

Divine Theater
God's weightiness in worship.

The Search for Redemption
Confession without remorse.

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Confirmation - 5 articles
Confirmation

Affirmed Foundations

Making Disciples by Sacred Story
Biblical storytelling conveys the realities of our faith better than almost any other form of communication.

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Conversion - 302 articles
Lost Tribe Found?
Jewish group seeks return to Israel.

Cracking Down on Conversions
Buddhist radicals push tough new laws.

Lewis the Letter-Writer
An unconscious autobiography in two volumes of correspondence.

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Conviction - 11 articles
Handling the Hard Side of the Gospel

Chesterton Today

Keeping Christ in Christian Organizations
How do faith-based groups maintain their original focus when rapidly growing in influence, scope, and professionalism?

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Conviction, of sin - 6 articles
The War Within Continues

Handling the Hard Side of the Gospel

The Hymn
How ordinary belivers found their voice through song

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Death, to sin - 2 articles
Keys to Forgiving

When Sin Reigns
An event like this shows us what humans are capable of becoming—both as children of darkness and of light


Deliverance - 10 articles
Overcoming the Evil One
Learning English from MTV
Inside Agnieszka Tennant's article on deliverance ministries

When God Declares War
The violence of God can only be understood in the shadow of the Cross.

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Election, God's choice - 5 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Big-Picture Faith
From the first nanosecond to the final cry of victory, and every divine moment between—all is charged with meaning.

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Arminian
My Reformed friends sometimes treat me like the enemy, but actually we need each other.

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Eternal life - 25 articles
Vegetarians in Paradise
Based on Isaiah 11:6-7 and 65:25, will we be vegetarians in the new heaven and earth as Adam and Eve were before the Fall?

The Eternal Weight of Glory
If only we could have the positives of earthly life without the negatives

Afraid of Heaven
We do not yearn to be near God because we do not find sin utterly repugnant or goodness rapturously attractive.

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Expiation - 3 articles
The Disappearance of Punishment
Metaphors, models, and the meaning of the atonement.

Violence and the Atonement

From the Archives: The Gratuitous Love of God

Fellowship, with God - 6 articles
Johnny Cash's Song of Redemption
How the coolest man in the music industry became that way while singing about Jesus and the Cross

First Things First
Teaching about worship by asking the right questions

The Smiling Grandfather Clock
"On Father's Day, the Holy Ghost helped me finally connect the dots and glimpse God's character"

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Forgiveness, divine - 9 articles
Love Your Heavenly Enemy
How are we going to live eternally with those we can't stand now?

Inside Politics: Love the President, Hate the Policy
At Willow Creek conference, President Clinton reviews his moral failures, details his spiritual recovery.

Exhilarated by Grace

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Fullness, spiritual - 4 articles
Despite Protestant Growth, Hispanic Catholicism Holds Steady in U.S.
Younger generations leaving for Protestant churches, but immigrants make up difference

Incarnating Mystery
Michael Card argues that a proper view of Christ is a key to creativity.

This World Is Not My Home
What some mainline Protestants are rediscovering about living as exiles in a foreign culture.

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Grace - 184 articles
'Ragamuffin' Author Brennan Manning Dies
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.

A Horseless Carriage?
Letter Regarding Issue 8.2

Grace's Third Way

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Grace, salvation by - 9 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

"Editor's Bookshelf: Amazing Myths, How Strange the Sound"
"An interview with Steve Turner, the author of Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song."

Free to Be Creatures Again
How predestination descended like a dove on two unsuspecting seminarians, and why they are so grateful.

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Heart, new - 4 articles
"Happy Birthday, New Christian!"

"Editor's Bookshelf: Amazing Myths, How Strange the Sound"
"An interview with Steve Turner, the author of Amazing Grace: The Story of America's Most Beloved Song."

What Conversion Is and Is Not
Hint: It's not just about getting people 'saved.

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Helplessness - 5 articles
The Back Page | Philip Yancey: Lessons from Rock Bottom
The church can learn about grace from the recovery movement.

Thriving with Limitations

REFLECTIONS
Classic and contemporary excerpts
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Hope - 112 articles
Lashed to the Mast

From Ewww ... to Wow!
What a big difference a small spider made.

New York's New Hope
From inner-city gardens, to fine-art exhibitions, to political activism, street-smart churches are changing the culture of America's largest and most dynamic city.

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Human condition - 20 articles
Unwell in a New Way

Holydays and Holidays

Handling Sexual Temptation

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Human limitations - 13 articles
Holydays and Holidays

"Balancing Family, Church, and Personal Time"

The Performance Factor

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Inner person - 2 articles
Working with Your Emotional Type

The Two Eliots
To all appearance, a biographer writes, "Eliot was conventional, mild, decorous, yet the hidden character was daring and savage."


Justification - 28 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Interview: N.T. Wright on the Resurrection
An interview with N.T. Wright, author of The Resurrection of the Son of God.

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times
The moral complexity of the American Revolution.

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Law and grace - 7 articles
The Lord Our God Is One
Three Christians trace their roots back to the Hebrew Bible-and encounter God's present-day chosen people.

Living by Law, Looking for Intimacy
What Christians can learn from the debates that divide American Jews. This is the first installment in a five-part series.

A Passionate Passion
Oberammergau's drama not only survives, it thrives.

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Life - 121 articles
This Poor Gray Ember of Creation
Marilynne Robinson's Gilead is a novel to savor

Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

From Ewww ... to Wow!
What a big difference a small spider made.

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Light - 23 articles
Darkness Looms for 'Painter of Light'
Economic struggles and criticism smudge Thomas Kinkade's work

Seducing the Underworld
Christian's story in Moulin Rouge

Conflict Divides Countercult Leaders
A 1994 Christianity Today article reports on the conflict between sociologist Ronald Enroth and JPUSA.

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New life - 14 articles
Good News or Old News?
The Via Negativa as Road to Renewal

Reflected Glory
What does Genesis mean by man being made in the image of God?

Justice
Quotations to stir the heart and mind

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New man - 2 articles
Mutiny and Redemption
The rarely told story of new life after the destruction of the H.M.S. Bounty.

It's Not About You


Pardon - 6 articles
Mutiny and Redemption
The rarely told story of new life after the destruction of the H.M.S. Bounty.

Upset with Jesus Statue Indian Villages Start Banning Conversions
Plus: Seeking an end to the death penalty, Peter Deyneka dead at 69, and other stories from around the world.

The Forgiveness Factor
Social scientists like Robert Enright are discovering the healing power of a Christian virtue.

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Pleasing God - 18 articles
Currents that shape your soul

O Come and Dwell in Me
John and Charles disagreed on the measure of holiness a Christian might expect on earth, but both longed for it. From Christian Perfection (Sermon 40)

The Making of an Original
Coloring in the lines other Christians drew for me was much easier than the hard, divine work of becoming the person God wants me to be.

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Predestination - 41 articles
Dark Thoughts
Hoping that all will be saved.

A Distorted Predestination
"Two pastors make a case for universalism, and end up trivializing human freedom"

The People's Prophet
Simon Kimbangu's brief but powerful ministry inspired faith in Central Africans and fear in white authorities. Imprisoned for stirring up the Congolese people, Kimbangu became the catalyst for Africa's largest independent church.

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Purification - 9 articles
What About Purgatory?
The doctrinal grounding of Dante's mysterious mountain.

The Bishop at Work
Augustine saw himself not as a saint, but as a pastor with a job to do.

The Place of Prayer
What exactly took place in a synagogue service?

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Purity - 44 articles
Love Cookie

More Than an Empty Bed

The Power of a Clean Heart
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Receiving Christ - 3 articles
A Clear Invitation
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

In the Word: On the Receiving End
What Jesus really meant about becoming like little children.


Redemption - 63 articles
Baptism + Fire
Suffering may build character, but ultimately it's not about us.

Word Become Flesh
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

Theology of the Body
Pope John Paul II on the biblical foundations of marriage and sexuality.

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Regeneration - 6 articles
Good News or Old News?
The Via Negativa as Road to Renewal

A Green and Dying Tree
I saw the fruit of healing prayer even as AIDS was taking my husband's life

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Arminian
My Reformed friends sometimes treat me like the enemy, but actually we need each other.

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Rejoicing - 3 articles
What a Difference a Reign Makes
Eusebius traces the Christian saga: from abuse to esteem in less than a decade.

Reflections
Serving in the Desert


Renewal - 121 articles
Desert and Harvest: A Sabbatical Story

Ghosts of Conflicts Past
This church had been stalking its pastors for generations. Now it was time to stop.

Pulling Weeds From Your Field of Dreams

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Renewing the mind - 10 articles
The Habits of Highly Effective Bible Readers
What we can learn from the church fathers that will enrich our own Bible study.

Scripture Saturation
To achieve holiness, believed the early monks, you must soak in the moral sense of the Word.

A Discerning Spirit
Making good choices in an era of liturgical change

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Repentance - 114 articles
Cheated by the Affirming Church
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.

Slowing Down the Runaway Forgiveness Truck
Is there such a thing as too much mercy?

What Gives Preaching Its Power?
Amid so many forms of communication—multimedia, music, and more—what is it about preaching, even today, that carries life-changing power?

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Rescue - 8 articles
Catastrophe at Orthodox Church Camp
"Dean to promote his religion, Stott suffers mild stroke, and the Grand Canyon controversy returns"

Twelve Dead in Church Camp Mudslide
"Two, including pastor's 6-month-old son, still missing as rescue hopes fade"

Freed Kenyans Thank God For Iraq Rescue
"Franklin Graham defends Iraq ministry, and other stories from online sources around the world."

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Restitution - 12 articles
Arthur Andersen Reaches Deal (Again) With Baptist Foundation of Arizona Investors
New TV priests won't be like the Flying Nun, and other stories from online sources around the world

Government Decision To Settle Residential School Cases Upsets Churches
Religious leaders complain that the settlement proposal was made without their input.

Australia's Churches Call On Nation to Acknowledge 'Stolen Generations'
"Country's National Council of Churches demands apology, compensation to Aboriginals"

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Restoration - 49 articles
Desert and Harvest: A Sabbatical Story

Restoring a Fallen Colleague

After the Fall

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Return of Christ - 10 articles
Colson: What Are We Doing Here?
Christ's Kingdom and Paradise
What is the difference between the heavenly 'paradise' that Christ promised the thief on the cross and the kingdom of God?

The End Is Not Yet
"The president of Dallas Theological Seminary says there will be an increase in wars and rumors of wars before the end times, but date setting should not be a priority for evangelicals."

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Righteousness - 12 articles
Salt-and-Pepper Politics
Choosing between candidates whose consciences are too clean.

A Calm Answer
… to a critique of "The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration."

On Oden's Answer

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Salvation - 195 articles
Can This Institution Be Saved?
A curious alliance of helping professionals is working to rebuild marriage in a culture of divorce.

The Way of Salvation
Quotations to stir heart and mind.

The Lord Our God Is One
Three Christians trace their roots back to the Hebrew Bible-and encounter God's present-day chosen people.

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Salvation by faith - 8 articles
A Clear Invitation
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

A Calm Answer
… to a critique of "The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration."

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Salvation, assurance of - 5 articles
Finding Time for God

Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Is a Mustard Seed Enough?
Faith and unbelief

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Salvation, gift of - 3 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

In the Word: On the Receiving End
What Jesus really meant about becoming like little children.

SO SKEPTICAL A SALVATION


Salvation, need for - 5 articles
Jesus and the Religions
A new paradigm for Christian engagement?

Good for the Soul

Evangelism that Flows
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Sanctification - 30 articles
Good for the Soul

The Struggle to Love
"If the Holy Spirit is in us, why can't we love one another?"

Kenyan President Suggests Hanging for 'Knowingly' Infecting Others with AIDS
Church organizations criticize use of capital punishment as solution to epidemic

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Second chance - 1 articles
Good for the Soul


Seeking God - 33 articles
The Sound of God's Voice
What Heresy?
The things Neo-Gnostic seekers find lacking in Christianity-experiential insight, mysticism, a direct link to God-are already there

Good for the Soul

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Sheep - 4 articles
Koreans Plan Historic Easter Prayer for Christian Unity
"Taking advantage of calendar anomaly, Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox will celebrate together"

"As White House Pushes Ahead on Funding Faith-Based Groups, Senate Wants to Wait a Year"
"Madalyn Murray O'Hair's remains identified, religion and television, and other stories from media sources around the world."

New Methodist Leader Will Focus on the Family
General Secretary of the World Methodist Council wants to promote unified church identity.

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Striving - 4 articles
New Fuel Source
Brown-Out
Currents that shape your soul

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Surrender - 13 articles
When You Can't Hold On

My Words in Your Mouth

Rehearsing the Covenant

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Testimony - 30 articles
Testify!
A glimpse inside the world of holiness testimony, through the story of an ex-slave woman evangelist.

Testimonies in Stereo
A Word from the Pew
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Victory - 16 articles
Cheated by the Affirming Church
Contrary to what some churches teach, it is homosexuality—and not its suppression—that enslaves people like me.

The War Within Continues

Beyond Crisis
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Works - 18 articles
Flash: Mother Teresa Was Human
Letters reveal the Catholic nun had doubts about God

Mountaintop Spirituality
Quotations to Stir Heart and Mind

Civic-Minded and Heavenly Good
How Christians should practice 'right politics.'

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