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Is It a Sin to Celebrate Christmas?

The bells above the door jangled. Dave looked up from behind the sales counter, his reading glasses perched precariously on his nose. It was a quarter till seven, but the shop didn’t close till ten. He’d stay open later tonight because of Christmas. The customer was a young fellow, about the age of his son. […]

What’s at Stake in the Gender Debate?

Let’s talk for a moment about fear. Fear frames the gender debate in evangelical America. You can sense it in many of the comments posted on my recent article about “The Myth of Biblical Manhood.” Fear of dissent. Fear of being wrong. Fear of entertaining the thought that someone who believes differently might be just […]