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Pearcey at the National Examiner
Rick Pearcey now has a column at the National Examiner. “With an insider’s eye and outsider’s edge, Rick Pearcey spots the headlines and subtexts that matter.”


The Words They Used
The Times provides a visualization of the words that were used in the Democrat and Republican conventions.


Is Church for Evangelism?
From Tony Payne: “However, even if we acknowledge that there will be ‘gospel’ things happening all over the place in church, it is also important to say that evangelism is not the purpose of Christian assemblies.”


Complementarian Hypocrisy?
Denny Burk looks at the charges of complementarian hypocrisy. “Women are not allowed to become clergy in many conservative religious groups. Is it hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation?”


Spiritual Training in the Home
John Piper talks about how he leads spiritual training in his home.


Evolutionists Flock to Darwin
A clever news story from The Onion.


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