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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas
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Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

by Ace Collins

Narrated by Paul Michael

Ever wonder where some of our unique and meaningful Christmas traditions come from? Why are red and green popular colors of the season? Why is exchanging gifts a family tradition? Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays and how they all point to Ch… Read more…

The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo

The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo

by Caryn A. Reeder

Most Christians have heard a familiar description of the Samaritan woman in John 4: she was a sinner, an adulteress, even a prostitute. Throughout church history, the woman at the well has been seen narrowly in terms of her gender and marital history. What are we missing in the story? And what difference does our interpretation of this passage … Read more…

Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration

Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration

by Sheila Wise Rowe

"Young, gifted and black, Open your heart to what I mean . . . " Nina Simone's popular anthem from the civil rights movement speaks to both the celebrations and trials of the Black experience. Young, Gifted, and Black gives voice to the real-life stories of Black millennials and younger adults. If life was a race, it's assu… Read more…

Atheism on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Case for Unbelief

Atheism on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Case for Unbelief

by W. Mark Lanier

In the courtroom, lawyers depend on rules of evidence to make their arguments. A case is made by establishing certain facts from which proof can be determined. But what happens when the truth seems to be a matter of faith? Can the legal mind discern the validity of one's belief or unbelief? Nationally recognized trial lawyer Mark Lanier… Read more…

Kingdom Race Theology: God's Answer to Our Racial Crisis

Kingdom Race Theology: God's Answer to Our Racial Crisis

by Tony Evans

The 2020 murder of George Floyd ignited a racial firestorm throughout America, provoking lament and grief over a long history of tragedy. The widespread protests gave way to a heated discussion about terms such as systemic racism, white privilege, and Critical Race Theory, all framed by the slogan “black lives matter.” The beginnings of a hel… Read more…

The Everlasting People: G. K. Chesterton and the First Nations

The Everlasting People: G. K. Chesterton and the First Nations

by Matthew J Milliner, David Iglesias, David Hooker and Amy Peeler

First Things Book of the Year award What does the cross of Christ have to do with the thunderbird? How might the life and work of Christian writer G. K. Chesterton shed light on our understanding of North American Indigenous art and history? This unexpected connection forms the basis of these discerning reflect… Read more…

God, Technology, and the Christian Life

God, Technology, and the Christian Life

by Tony Reinke

What Does God Think about Technology? From smartphones to self-driving cars to space travel, new technologies can inspire us. But the breakneck pace of change can also frighten us. So how do Christians walk by faith through the innovations of Silicon Valley? And how does God relate to our most powerful innovators? To build a biblical theology of technology,… Read more…

Still Time to Care: What We Can Learn from the Church’s Failed Attempt to Cure Homosexuality
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Still Time to Care: What We Can Learn from the Church’s Failed Attempt to Cure Homosexuality

by Greg Johnson

Narrated by Tom Parks

At the start of the gay rights movement in 1969, evangelicalism's leading voices cast a vision for gay people who turn to Jesus. It was C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham, Francis Schaeffer and John Stott who were among the most respected leaders within theologically orthodox Protestantism. We see with them a positive pastoral approach toward gay people, an approa… Read more…

The Story of Religion in America: An Introduction

The Story of Religion in America: An Introduction

by James P Byrd and James Hudnut-Beumler

Written primarily for undergraduate classes in American religious history and organized chronologically, this new textbook presents the broad scope of the story of religion in the American colonies and the United States. While following certain central narratives, including the long shadow of Puritanism, the competition between revival and reason, and the de… Read more…

A History of Contemporary Praise & Worship: Understanding the Ideas That Reshaped the Protestant Church

A History of Contemporary Praise & Worship: Understanding the Ideas That Reshaped the Protestant Church

by Lester Ruth and Lim Swee Hong

New forms of worship have transformed the face of the American church over the past fifty years. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, including interviews with dozens of important stakeholders and key players, this volume by two worship experts offers the first comprehensive history of Contemporary Praise & Worship. The authors provide insight into wh… Read more…

Uncovering Violence: Reading Biblical Narratives as an Ethical Project

Uncovering Violence: Reading Biblical Narratives as an Ethical Project

by Amy Cottrill

It is no surprise that the Bible is filled with stories of violence, having come into being through the crucible of trauma, cultural conflict, and warfare. But the more obvious acts of physical or sexual violence in the Hebrew Bible often overshadow its subtler forms throughout Scripture and belie the variety of perspectives on violence embedded in biblical … Read more…

Reading Evangelicals: How Christian Fiction Shaped a Culture and a Faith

Reading Evangelicals: How Christian Fiction Shaped a Culture and a Faith

by Daniel Silliman

The story of five best-selling novels beloved by evangelicals, the book industry they built, and the collective imagination they shaped Who are evangelicals? And what is evangelicalism? Those attempting to answer these questions usually speak in terms of political and theological stances. But those stances emerge from an evangelical world with its own i… Read more…


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