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On Irreligion and Drug Use

A friend alerted me to the following story today. Despite its utilitarian approach to religious conviction, the essay is certainly worth sharing. Parents do their best to provide a wholesome, healthy environment for children in the Newburyport area, yet it’s often to no avail. Scores of young people find their lives ruined by drugs, as evidenced most recently in a spate of heroin overdoses. It doesn’t have to be this way. We have in our midst a powerful, much-overlooked tool that’s been proven in other regions to help young people come of age, healthy and whole. The tool is...

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The Church is not Dying, but…..

Ed Stetzer has written an essay for the Christianity Today blog that should be of interest to those who’ve been thinking about the secularization of American culture, the rise of the nones, etc. Stetzer insists that the church in American is not dying, and he worries that too many people are misusing stats to foment panic and ultimately demoralize the faithful. At the same time, he takes a very sober and realistic approach to the challenges that Christians are facing in the midst of a society that really is becoming increasingly secular. If you are a church leader, or...

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The Problem of Evil – AXIS

Please join us as we host AXIS at Malone University for a presentation on the enduring Problem of Evil. The mission of Axis is to “empower the next generation to think clearly and critically about what they believe and to take ownership of a lifelong faith.” This event is open to the public and will be especially suited for college students and high school youth groups. Read more about the presentation below.   Date: October 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: JC 106 (Johnson Center Dining Room) RSVP by clicking here.  Event Description: The Problem of Evil: One of...

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Coming Soon: New Name, New Look!

Dear Friends, In the past few months the Center for Theology & Ministry’s website has been mostly quiet, but we’ve been busy behind the scenes making plans for the 2014/2015 academic year. Although we will continue to publicize coming events and activities as the months progress, I’d like to announce two significant changes that are coming soon. First, we are changing our name from the Center for Theology & Ministry to the Malone Center for Christian Faith & Culture. Rest assured that we will continue to host events relevant to pastors and lay leaders, but this new name will serve us well as...

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End of the School Year Message

Dear Friends, Now that the 2013/2014 school year has come to a close, I would like to offer a word of thanks to everyone who attended our events and offered words and messages of encouragement. The Center for Theology & Ministry had a very successful year. We promoted and hosted 10 events with more than 600 attendees. The response from community members has been both positive and appreciative. Please know that we are grateful for your support and look forward to an even better year in 2014/2015. Although I have technically been on sabbatical this semester, we already have three...

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