Marty Duren

Is Disagreement the Air We Breathe?

Over the weekend Mitt Romney announced and introduced his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan. Quickly the debate stirred over the quality of the selection. Time will only intensify the discussion. What is unmistakeable is that disagreement will remain front and center.

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Marty Duren Parses “Cult”, or When I Would Rightly Pass as an Atheist

Recently Marty Duren called on the media to stop using church to describe Westboro Baptist Church. He took a bit of flack for suggesting what was and is gong on inside the Topeka compound as more than simple aberrations that could be counted as minor, or tertiary distinctions … Continue reading

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Marty Duren Exposes the Fault Lines of Comparisons

We have two girls. To say that we are proud of them would be an understatement. They have matured and exhibit a good bit of individuation but desire to remain fully connected with their families. Kimberly and Tommie get interdependence.

Young ladies in our culture need champions when they … Continue reading

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It’s Below the Water Line or, Newbigin Illustrated in Duren, Horton, McKnight, and Merritt

We prefer to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic than look below the water line. My mentor uses the first part of this imagery to describe the ways in which new fangled approaches to church were really little more than eye candy. My friend Spencer Burke refers to … Continue reading

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Generosity and the Kingdom of God – A Generous Soul

Christians may not have a corner on the market when it comes to generosity. In fact, American Christians seem always in search of a form of their faith that makes them less generous rather than more so. Enter Marty Duren and his new book, The Generous Soul. One … Continue reading

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