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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible


BOOK REVIEW
A Wall of Security or a Table of Fellowship?
Matthew Kaemingk makes a political and theological case for welcoming Muslim immigrants.
Matthew Arbo
Osama is blind. According to an NPR report, he lost his eyesight in 2012 when a mortar shell exploded nearby, killing everyone around, except him. He, his wife, and four children were Syrian refugees in Jordan for three years before learning the US State Department had approved them for asylum. To obtain the relevant visas, however, Osama and his family required a sponsor: a family to welcome them and assist in their transition. The sponsor for this Muslim family? A Christian congregation—Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey. continue reading >>


News
After Baptism Gone Wrong, Court Says Church Lawsuits Hinge on Membership
Oklahoma Supreme Court restricts religious liberty in tortured ex-Muslim's suit against Tulsa church.
 
Book Review
Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible
Research is confirming ancient wisdom about human nature. But can it really make us better people?
 
The Exchange
"Family Win" and How Our Churches Care for Each Other and the World
If the whole family doesn't win, no one wins.
 
Pivot
Quit Trying To Fix Sunday School — Until You're Sure You Should Have It At All
We need to ask better questions, then do whatever ministry answers those questions in the best possible way.

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