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Murder, forgiveness recounted in new book

Set Free

Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, “Set Free,” shares how he overcame the traumatic events of ...

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What’s right about megachurches

As the saying goes, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket.” There’s never been a greater challenge for world evangelism, there are plenty of social problems like hunger and homelessness we face here in the United States, ...

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Theology with a purpose: Knowing God

There’s a huge difference between knowing about God and knowing God. Years ago I was browsing through the shelves of a small Christian bookstore in the middle of nowhere Tennessee, a few miles from where I was going to college ...

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Not sermons but stories: Engaging the culture

If you’ve read The Chronicles of Narnia, you know they are loaded with Christian themes and symbols. That’s why many assume that C. S. Lewis wrote them in order to send some kind of Christian message. But Lewis himself insisted ...

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Bible still viewed as sacred but views changing

Most Americans still view the Bible as sacred, but perceptions and attitudes about Scripture are becoming more polarized, so says the annual “State of the Bible in 2013” report from the American Bible Society. Most Americans (77 percent) believe morals ...

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