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By Nick Murray

With an eye on Judges 19 and an eye on Twitter, the question is no longer, 'How did we get here?' but, 'How haven't we left?'read more

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  • PhDs Build Character More than Careers
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PhDs Build Character More than Careers

Waiting for the ink to dry on my recent PhD diploma, I began reflecting on the last several years of academic activity. Several questions quickly arose in my mind. Does the church need more trained servants with PhDs? With the rise in number of people with PhDs and significant instability in many sectors of Christian higher education, can I, in good conscience, encourage others to pursue PhDs? The title “independent scholar” is becoming increasingly commonplace at academic meetings, and a brief survey of the employment center at an annual Society of Biblical...

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Your Newsfeed Is Not New

Judges is one of those books in the Old Testament where we’re regularly called to pause and stare in bewilderment at Israel. As we read we cannot help but ask, “How did they get here? How did things get so bad so quickly?” But like most of the stories about Israel, they’re not just about Israel—they’re about us. And as I’ve been reading Judges lately, I haven’t been able to help but notice the parallels to our present day. ...

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Hey Christian, Polity Matters!

When it comes to the most important things in life, where does church government or “polity” land on your list? Not high, I suspect. Evangelical Christians are known for many things; careful ecclesiology isn’t one of them. I professed Christ for years before bothering to submit to a church. “Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church,” Jonathan Leeman observes in Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age (B&H Academic). &ldquo...

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