Category Archives: Religion Checking Neighbor

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The Golden Compass: A Briefing for Concerned Christians — Albert Mohler

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ABC’s ‘Sic’ Choice Suggest Belief in Afterlife an Error [Update With Reply from ABC] — Mark Finkelstein, NewsBusters

Here’s another interesting case that boils down to whom one trusts: Religious folks or the Press. According to the update, the misunderstanding comes down to carelessness instead of malice, but in the end, one can only believe that if one thinks one can trust ABC News.

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Harry Potter vs. Gandalf: An in-depth analysis of the literary use of magic in the works of J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis
Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide.

This is a long but excellent article on the difference between the Inklings’ treatment of the idea of magic and how J.K. Rowling treats the idea of magic. Read the whole thing.

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Socrates or Muhammad? Joseph Ratzinger on the destiny of reason — Lee Harris, the Weekly Standard

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“Faith, Reason & The University”: Pope Benedict’s Speech At The University of Regensburg — Maximus, Roman Catholic Blog

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Evangelicals intensify calls for parents to pull kids from public schools — AP in USA Today

See Also: Take back the schools? From Whom?Tammy Drennan, Alliance for the Separation of School and State

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Leading Saudi Sheik Pronounces Fatwa Against Hezbollah
Eli Lake, New York Sun

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Dr. Peter Jones on various heresies
First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

Here are three MP3 files of various talks given by Dr. Peter Jones on Father’s Day weekend. Each one flows into the other very well, and they are all very good: Cracking Da Vinci’s Code – Friday Evening [The little one you hear at the end is my six-week-old son Jack.] Kingdom Witness in a [...]

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EXCLUSIVE: “There’s nothing neutral under the sun”
Sinclair Ferguson

My pastor uttered this brilliant phrase this evening as a variant of the biblical phrase “there’s nothing new under the sun”. He said it during the conclusion of a lecture about “The DaVinci Code” given by a foremost authority on heresy. I “googled” it, and I “asked” it, and since nothing came up, I wanted [...]

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Defending the strangers in our midst
Chuck Colson,

Against “the demonizing of immigrants”.

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The Da Vinci Opportunity – Mark D. Roberts

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“The Gospel of Judas” is just an old, stupid heresy…
Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer Journal

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Admitting Sin, Preaching Grace.

John Hendryx at the Reformation Theology blog writes a great (if long) essay to help believers counter the charges of hypocrisy, violence & oppression thrown at them by unbelievers. Here are a few excerpts…