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What a Stupid Bumper Sticker Can Tell Us About American Christianity

TDBI President, Rev. Rob Schenck, shares an article written by Russell Moore that brings to light the current problem in the American Christian church. Schenck states, “The author points to what I call a ‘Second-Timothy-4:3 crisis.’ 2 Timothy 4:3 says, ‘For the time is coming when people will not endure sound[a] teaching, but having itching […]

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In Case You Missed ‘Em: The 10 Most Popular ‘Fresh Air’ Interviews Of 2018

In a year of big headlines, Fresh Air continued to dive deep, broadcasting in-depth interviews on topics that ranged from the magnificent to the microscopic. We spoke with scientists, journalists, activists, filmmakersand two free climbers who conquered a surface on Yosemite’s El Capitan that was once thought impenetrable. Our conversations with James Comey and Bob Woodward gave us a deeper understanding of the Trump presidency. When we looked at the […]

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Christians and Guns: the Danger of Fantasy

Somehow, inexplicably, it always begins–and ends–the same way. An intruder bursts into our home, and my wife is always irretrievably in harm’s way. From what I am told, the intruder never comes to steal our iPads, jewelry, credit cards, or any other valuables. He has only come to rape and to kill. And I only ever […]

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Ten Things I Believe About Christians and Guns

Death and killing have their origin in evil, but the gospel of Christ is about God’s gift of life: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). The law and purposes of God are directed toward fostering life, not the taking […]

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Open Letter to Christians: What’s After #orlando?

QUOTE It’s time for Christians in the United States, and for all people of good will, to follow the lead of our God and pray and work to stop the killing—including mass murders—and do what we can to ensure this can’t happen again. The last two days here in Washington have been filled with talks of […]

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What Jesus Would Say to the Gun Lobby

QUOTE As it has been commonly said, ‘When Jesus disarmed Peter, he disarmed all of us.’ In the wake of yet another shooting, I’m left speechless and lost. It is not enough to say that I am heartbroken for the victims and their families. My heart has already been broken with each and every shooting […]

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Learning From the Emanuel Nine of Charleston, SC

The church that one man wanted to destroy has now become a life-giving model to the whole world. Reprinted from June 2015: When I first read that a “Pastor Pinckney” had died in the killing spree at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, I ran immediately for the guest book at our ministry house on […]

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