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Martin Scorsese’s Silence, and Our Strange New Evangelical America, by Rebecca K. Reynolds

February 8, 2017

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So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us--urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to do this for the good of the people. Is this the voice of God, or the voice of Ferreira?

So many people my age feel abandoned by our own older faith heroes. In dire national circumstances, we have watched several of our evangelical heroes abandon the ideals they have taught us–urging us to make alliances with forces hostile to our faith. They have told us that this is loving. They have told us to […]

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Revival and Moral Philosophy: A Puritan Vision for American Higher Education

January 24, 2017

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The leaders of these colleges were key to a surprising intellectual synthesis of revival and common-sense moral philosophy that dominated American thinking from 1790 to 1865 and which led to the remarkable Christianization of American society.

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Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ

January 18, 2017

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“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

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The College Chapel: Puritan Relic or Campus Hot Spot?

January 17, 2017

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If James K. A. Smith is correct that Jesus establishes particular ‘hot spots of sacramentality’ and endues them with a special sense of God’s presence, then the Christian college chapel needs to be a significant ‘hot spot’ on campus

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2016 Movies and TV Reflect Americans’ Changing Relationship with Faith, by Alissa Wilkinson

December 20, 2016

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Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is a decent place to start.

Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is […]

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Court Rules in Favor of Canada’s Largest Christian University in Religious Liberties Accreditation Case

November 2, 2016

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"This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal,” concludes the 66-page unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Robert Bauman and four other justices.

“This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal,” concludes the 66-page unanimous decision signed by Chief Justice Robert Bauman and four other justices.

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Jesus and the Dispossessed, by Justin Phillips

November 1, 2016

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If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

If white evangelicals wish to be reconciled with people of color, then they should confess precisely how they have been possessed by something other than the faith they proclaim, irrespective of the repercussions that will befall the penitent and their structures of power.

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I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson

April 5, 2016

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 Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren't just sub-par entertainment -- they're anti-Christian.

Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.

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The Holy Spirit and the Liberal Arts: The Future of Two-Handed Higher Education

March 28, 2016

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The common perception that orthodoxy finally prevailed because of “One Athanasius against the world” is far too individualistic an interpretation. The battle was actually, “One Christian college against their culture.” And the Christian college won.

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St Patrick’s Day Quiz: Can You Guess the Saint’s Greatest Accomplishment?

March 17, 2016

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The patron saint of Ireland is rarely credited with what was perhaps his greatest achievement. (Hint: It’s not green beer.)

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Why Lent is a lot like Surfing

February 9, 2016

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Don’t you think it’s a little odd to give up something for Lent in order to worship a Savior who told us to remember him by eating carbs and drinking alcohol?

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Unity and Reconciliation in Bizarro World: Johnson University Black History Month Celebration with Efrem Smith and Gary David Stratton

February 8, 2016

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Johnson University's kickoff to Black History month provided black and white perspectives on Unity and Reconciliation in the body of Christ from Efrem Smith, CEO & President at World Impact, and Dr. Gary David Stratton, Dean of Johnson's School of Arts and Sciences

Johnson University’s kickoff to Black History month provided black and white perspectives on Unity and Reconciliation in the body of Christ from Efrem Smith, CEO & President at World Impact, and Dr. Gary David Stratton, Dean of Johnson’s School of Arts and Sciences

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What does the University have to do with Prayer?

January 21, 2016

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials

December 8, 2015

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If the stable teaches us anything it's that you can't always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.

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Are Doomsday Approaches to the Loss of Faith Among Millennials Accurate? by RJS

November 18, 2015

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Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or  have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?

Headlines scream … Ex-Christians, Young Adults Leaving the Faith, A Generation of Dropouts, Quitting Church, the Rise of the Nones. We are on the verge of a crisis with faith and the faithful in retreat. Could we be the last Christian generation or have we exaggerated a catastrophic problem?

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