The New Testament and Autism

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Now temporarily available for download is Grant Macaskill’s article “Autism Spectrum Disorders and the New Testament: Preliminary Reflections,” Journal of Disability & Religion 22:1 (2018): 15-41. He writes: This article is intended as a preliminary set of reflections on how the

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A shift in Islam – and beyond

Category: News
Taylor Luck’s cover story this week appears to be about a shift within Islam. From Jordan to Tunisia, Taylor sees seeds of political moderation taking root. The cataclysmic failure of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, together with broader trends in globalization, is prompting a rethink among

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Thank God for the IMB

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
As I continue my year of so much travel, and as 2018 begins to draw to a close, I find myself pondering themes. What are some of the themes I have seen or experienced as I’ve traveled 16 countries across 5 continents? What are some of the common elements I can identify? I’ll have much […]

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Putting Our Affairs in Order

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Put your affairs in order.” Words gripping the souls of husband and wife as the doctor pronounced that, although further palliative measures could be taken, this was a terminal illness. Disease was not a stranger to the couple as both had survived cancer and he had fought through several heart

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God Brings New Life Out of the Fire

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God”  Daniel 3:28 (NIV). When you trust God

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Sweden’s elections need in-depth reporting abroad, ICC investigations should affect all countries equally, North Korea reaps benefits of American diplomacy, China sees a steppingstone to Afghanistan through Pakistan, Naomi Osaka shines despite controversy

Category: News
The Local / Stockholm Sweden’s elections need more in-depth reporting abroad “The rise of the Sweden Democrats – and the obvious parallels to Trump, Le Pen and Brexit – means the attention focused on Sweden is out of all proportion to the country’s size…,” writes James Savage. “[F]ew

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Weekend A La Carte (September 22)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list of deals on some new books, some older ones, and a very good study Bible. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Ordain a Pastor) What’s the Main Concern for Christian Parents When It Comes to Gender? “In teaching classes and seminars, I have noticed that

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Declare

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust him. “- Psalm 91:1-2 NLT What is it that we declare about the Lord? […]

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A Gratitude List

Category: ALL
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. —Colossians 3:16 niv One of the most crucial attitudes we can develop is one of gratitude. A grateful

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