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Making All Things Whole through Love | Ryan Kuja (From the Inside Out)

The following is an excerpt of From The Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World, Ryan Kuja’s potent critique of missionary colonialism envisions a hope-filled future. It’s a Speakeasy selection, and there are still a few review copies left for qualified reviewers.  “Those who follow Jesus,” wrote Franciscan sister and professor Ilia Delio, “are to become wholemakers, […]

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The ‘Lost’ Colony of Roanoke: A 400-Year Coverup? | Andrew Lawler

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, their colony was to establish England’s first foothold in the New World. But when the colony’s leader, John White, returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers were nowhere to be found. They left behind only a single […]

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Mustard Seeds and Storied Soil | Andrea Lingle (Credulous)

There were a million reasons to leave. But she didn’t. Faith deconstruction—asking questions and finding that religion doesn’t do a good job of answering them—has become a well-documented phenomenon within Christianity. Studies show that people are leaving the church. Accusations loom large in faith communities. Andrea L. Lingle didn’t leave. She had a million reasons […]

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Crying Out for Love: Life in the Overflow | Chuck Ammons

Mike’s note: The following guest-post by Chuck Ammons is excerpted by his heart-felt exploration of abundant living, Life in the Overflow – a Speakeasy selection. If you review books for your blog, podcast, or are an Amazon/Goodreads superstar, there are a limited number of review copies remaining here. Our core problem isn’t that we want to be loved or […]

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Occult Christianity? The Western Mystery Tradition and Esoteric Protestantism | Jason Louv

Mike’s note: The following guest-post by Jason Louv is inspired by his ground-breaking historical tome, John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World. Here Jason looks at how Christianity and ‘the occult,’ often seen by fundamentalists on both sides as polar opposites, actually exist along a continuum […]

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