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Invitational Apologetics

David E. Timmer The cover of Dan Meeter's e-book features a set of austerely elegant sacramental vessels rudely interrupted by a screaming red fire extinguisher. The visual incongruity effectively signals to the reader what will and won't be found inside:…
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Nick Wolterstorff, Magister

JUNE/JULY 2012 ESSAY by David E. Timmer After nearly forty years, the memory is still vivid. Nicholas Wolterstorff was delivering an address at the first Conference on Christianity and Politics, held at Calvin College in 1973. His topic, "Contemporary Christian…
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Hitchens’ God Not So Good

Christianity has often profited from listening to its severest critics. Voltaire, Feuerbach, Nietzsche, Freud, Camus--all have perceived and expressed uncomfortable truths about religion, truths that believers needed to hear even when they were combined with much that was unpalatable. On…
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Neither Secular nor Sectarian

James C. Kennedy and Caroline J. Simon, of the history and philosophy departments at Hope College, have written a remarkably candid and insightful book about the religious identity of their college, Can Hope Endure? A Historical Case Study in Christian…