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Next stop: Montenegro – Help needed

On Monday, I’ll be flying out with four friends from our church to meet with a great friend who has moved to Montenegro. Part of former Yugoslavia, Montenegro voted for independence in 2006, and has since been envisioning and building… Continue Reading →

Culture: to impact or create

In his book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling, Andy Crouch soberly observes: We’ve paid the culture around us the ultimate compliment: careful study and, often, imitation. He urges Christians to quit trying to “change the world” and to remember that… Continue Reading →

Are “cultured” Christians just reverse legalists?

There’s an insightful give and take in Trevin Wax’s blog interview with Bret McCracken over his new book Grey Matters. But what really caught my eye was a comment McCracken made about his last book Hipster Christianity. Trevin: I have… Continue Reading →

You will know them by their tweets

Miley Cyrus’ recent gyrations on the VMA produced a volume of tweets that rivaled the last presidential election. We are a shallow culture.

Review: Uncompromised Faith

Uncompromised Faith: Overcoming Our Culturalized Christianity by S. Michael Craven It’s rare that I discover two really great books back to back (or cover to cover). However, that’s been the case with my last two reads. Tim Challies’ The Discipline… Continue Reading →

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