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Gospel of John: What Everyone Should Know About The Fourth Gospel

(1489) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:09 PM

Almost any poll of regular church goers will reveal that their favorite book in the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the book that is most often used at Christian funerals. It includes such well known and oft-quoted texts as: "God so loved the world that he...

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Why We Must Reclaim The Bible From Fundamentalists

(739) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 9:33 AM

The contrast between the way the Bible is understood in the academic world and the way it is viewed in our churches is striking. I know because in my life as a priest and a bishop I have both served typical congregations and been privileged to study and to teach...

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