Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant? (Preston Jones, 2006) BY: Denis Haack When Preston Jones was corresponding with Bad Religion front man Greg Graffin for his book--one of the things that came up were three selections that Graffin, an unbeliever, would recommend for Christians.
The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, 2004) BY: Denis Haack This Academy Award winning film (Best Foreign Language, 2004) is quirky, surprising, well-crafted, and designed to prompt discussion, if not sharp debate.
Rickie Lee Jones, The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard (2007) BY: Denis Haack What we learn there, near the dreams of God, we bring back and find a hundred things that fit into places they did not fit before.
A Practical Method of Bible Study for Ordinary Christians BY: Denis Haack Ransom Fellowship places such a high emphasis on Bible study and on training in study skills. We encourage believers to plan rigorous and disciplined study into their schedules and to include regular times of corporate study, since the Scriptures are addressed to the people of God.
Walking On Christ's Property BY: Denis Haack Caring for the earth has become politicized, an issue to be hotly debated, conservative v. liberal. In such a setting the first responsibility we have as Christians is to refuse to be drawn in. There is nothing to debate—we are walking on Christ’s property.
The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Unbeliever (Christopher Hitchens, 2007) BY: Denis Haack There have always been unbelievers, people who find religious belief neither compelling nor convincing. Not so long ago unbelievers tended to be on the defensive because the society at large tended to assume religious belief. That is changing rapidly, however, in our 21st century pluralistic world.
Questions from an Athiest BY: Denis Haack One of the selections Christopher Hitchens includes in his The Portable Atheist is from A Farewell to God by Charles Templeton. In it, Templeton raises a series of probing questions; the sort of questions which are often raised when belief in God is discussed.
V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2006) BY: Steve Froehlich Vendetta is a thrilling, swash-buckling, sensational political rant against an Orwellian caricature of all that’s evil in the world—of the bureaucracies of state, religion, and corporate greed; of the fascist abuse of power that subjugates art and sexuality.
Tea Experience (Parenthetical Attempts at Being Honest) BY: Brian Watkins I had a “God moment.” A moment where I felt God. The kind of moment that someone will bring up at church or in my small group and I’ll secretly think “yeah right, who is this wacko, can’t they see that some weird synapse has just fired in their tiny little brain, and they are blaming it on a divine source, saying that they ‘felt’ God.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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