Monthly Archives: April 2014

When did doubt become a virtue?

I don’t know when doubt became a virtue, but it has. “Doubt,” as the author John Eldridge puts, “is in.” Superman would have a hard time getting a job in today’s marketplace. Contemporary heroes are doubters: they doubt themselves and … Continue reading

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How the Bunny failed to steal Easter

I once lived in a community where each Easter season a pastor, known to locals as “Burnin’ Vernon,” torched the Easter Bunny in effigy. Vernon was convinced that the bunny had stolen the resurrection from Christians and was determined to … Continue reading

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The historical Jesus in the here and now

My wife Karen and I are just back from a trip to the “other Holy Land,” Turkey, which is home to many important biblical sites. We were on a tour of the seven churches of The Revelation with Taylor University. … Continue reading

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Abandoning the stained-glass messiah

Vacations sometimes go wrong. One summer my family went to a remote lake in Northwestern Ontario, where we planned to fish for a week. When we arrived, we realized that no one had remembered to pack the fishing rods! But … Continue reading

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