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September 09, 2011

Faithful Lives Part 2: David Noebel

Faithful Lives Part 2: David Noebel

Gen-Xer’s like me are used to a fast-changing world that’s been shrunk by travel and technology. The downside is that my generation often lacks the ability to stick with things. We’re famously fickle when it comes to commitment. We’re quick to swap websites, jobs, towns, churches, cell phones and even relationships. That’s one reason why the work of David Noebel,…

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September 08, 2011

Faithful Lives

Faithful Lives

One of the worst habits of young evangelicals like me is to complain about the failures of the last generation, and to imagine that we’ll certainly do things better than they did. Not that the last generation was above critique, but often, ad hominem labels like “fundamentalist,? “too political,? or “modernist? are thrown at them by those who have no grasp of the historical, cultural, or theological backdrop of what they are critiquing.

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September 07, 2011

The Good News About Hypocrisy

The Good News About Hypocrisy

I’m John Stonestreet, and this is The Point. You've probably heard that we live in a "Postmodern culture." But what does that even mean? Well, Postmodernism can be summed up this way: "no one really knows." For the Postmodernist, it's all perspective.Things like right, wrong and truth -- we can never be sure of these. But if that's the case,…

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September 06, 2011

Hypocrisy Then and Now

Hypocrisy Then and Now

I'm John Stonestreet, and this is The Point. The Greeks came up with the term “hypocrisy,? but it was Jesus who dwelt on it. And who was His target? The overly-religious. "Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You preach and you don’t practice," He said. “You tie up heavy burdens hard to bear, but you yourselves are not even willing to move a finger."

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September 05, 2011

Comfortably Numb


Addiction is on the rise, according to psychologist Jean Pollack in a recent article on PsychologyToday.com, but not just to drugs. Americans are addicted to everything from porn to chocolate to texting to each other. At least one study indicates that seeing a milkshake activates the same region of the brain for some people as cocaine does for drug addicts. Pollack claims people use these addictions to numb the stress and frustration we experience, and her solution? “Live more creatively to have a calm and peaceful rhythm.?

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September 02, 2011

Christians Shouldn’t Fear, But They Should Think

Christians Shouldn’t Fear, But They Should Think

A popular blogger just published “25 Things that Shouldn’t Scare Christians.? On the list are things like when “under God? is omitted from the pledge of allegiance, civil rights for gays, the removal of Christmas symbols from government property, and theological disagreement.

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September 01, 2011

Messaging Matters

Messaging Matters

The last two days, we have discussed the cultural side of morality. In other words, it matters what cultures consider normal and what they consider shameful. This is obvious in both the flash mobs we see across America, and the recent riots in the UK.

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