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The New American Religion

About twenty years ago, a landmark study was published by sociologists Christian Smith and Melina Lundquist Denton, who set out to describe the religious attitudes and beliefs of American teenagers. The book they wrote, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers,1 contains remarkable findings about the state of Christianity in America. My […]

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Goodness (7)

Julie stood still and listened carefully. What was that sound coming from upstairs? It sounded like somebody was crying softly. Should she investigate? Without a sound, she tiptoed halfway up the stairs. Yes, somebody was definitely whimpering. She boldly continued up the rest of the way and around the corner. “Lydia!” exclaimed Julie with true […]

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Goodness

 “… for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” Ruth 3:11   Tucked between the saber rattling of the Book of Judges and the power and panoply of the six books about the kings of Israel lies the quiet little Book of Ruth. It consists in its entirety […]

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God’s Goodness

“O Lord . . . Thou art good, and doest good.”  Ps. 119:65, 68) Our Reformed Confession states that “God . . . is . . . good, and the overflowing fountain of all good.” We must first see goodness as what God is, then as what God gives. God is good in His being […]

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