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Monday, January 9, 2023

theology should produce fruits of the spirit

If your Bible-reading plan has you going through Genesis this January, prepare to re-narrate your own stories of family dysfunction.

Whether in the history books or on our Twitter feeds, the points of Christian doctrine often generate heated debates. But theology should produce fruits of the spirit, not of flesh.

In this week’s episode of The Bulletin, pastor and former NFL player Derwin Gray joins to discuss the risks of a sport he loves.

Behind the story

Former CT news editor Tom Minnery died on Christmas Eve at age 74. Tom worked at CT from 1981 to ’86, reporting on the early struggles and losses of the Religious Right and the homeschool movement, as well as some scandal, some turmoil in the Southern Baptist Convention, the tragedy of Keith Green’s death, and Billy Graham’s evangelism from Houston to the Soviet Union.

We on the current CT news team never met Tom. But he is, in a real sense, our colleague.

Tom left CT after a little more than five years and went to work for Focus on the Family, where he spent the bulk of his career as an editor, publisher, and policy analyst. Focus president Jim Daily writes that Tom was known for being “principled, humble, steady, and witty.”

He is survived by his wife Deb, and their children David, Jennifer, and Bethany. Our prayers go out to his family.

In other news

The trial of two men accused of killing a missionary from Iowa has begun in Jamaica.

US authorities returned a stolen artifact from biblical times to the Palestinian government for the first time. Previously, looted objects have been given to the Israeli government, since Palestine is not recognized as a state.

In Romania, Pentecostalism continues to spread, boosted by the country’s Christian publishing industry.

The phrase “God is good” was trending on Twitter after reports of remarkable recovery for Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin.

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