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How I resolved one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith

I learned recently that Bert Dominy had passed away. Dr. Dominy was my systematic theology professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 1980. His was the first course I took in my seminary career. In our first class, he made a statement I have not forgotten: every significant doctrine of the Christian …

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What is wrong with us? Reflections on “You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World” by Alan Noble

O. Alan Noble has written for the Atlantic, Vox, Christianity Today, the Gospel Coalition, and First Things. The author of Disruptive Witness, he is one of the most perceptive evangelical cultural analysts working today. Dr. Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, cofounder and editor in chief of Christ …

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The surprising path to significance: Some reflections on “Out of Solitude” by Henri Nouwen

A 1997 silent retreat at a Jesuit retreat center in Atlanta was transforming for me. In those two days, the Holy Spirit impressed on me in a new and powerful way the fact of my Father’s unconditional love for me. Like many pastors, my self-esteem was largely centered in my ministerial performance. When our church …

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