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Five Things that 'Captain America: Civil War' Gets Right About Church Conflict

Captain America: Civil War is the newest entry in Marvel’s serialized cinematic juggernaut, and it may be among the very best. Directors Anthony and James Russo revive the combination of kinetic action-comedy and character-driven suspense that made their previous entry, 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the gold standard of the modern superhero genre. Judging by Civil War’s box office receipts, it needs no further introduction.

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Review of “Microaggression in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church”

If you are a person of color, female, LGBTQ, or a member of a religious group other than Christian, there is a high probability that you have been on the receiving end of microaggressions in one of its many forms. What Cody Sanders and Angela Yarber have done here is to give words to what every member of an oppressed or marginalized group in America has experienced at one time or another from those in the majority power group. The term “microaggression” is defined as “underhanded ...

Review: New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis

When Eliza Doolittle is finally able to say, “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain,” Henry Higgins blurts out, “I think she’s got it! By George, she’s got it!” At last she was able to suspend her cockney accent and pronounce words properly -- or at least properly to the ear of upper class Henry Higgins.

I think of that scene from My Fair Lady when I recall a conversation I had with a student years ago. I had assigned an exegetical paper for a course that ...

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