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Brian John Karcher is an author, an architect and an ally. Check out all of Brian's books on Amazon! In 2011, Brian and his family resigned from a Korean campus Bible cult and began expressing this twenty four year journey in books and blogs. In 2013, Brian was trained in the VantagePoint3 Leadership program at a local church. In 2014, Brian participated in the ACT3 Missional-Ecumenism Cohort where he learned from John H. Armstrong. In 2015, Brian was chosen to join the Reformation Project Leadership Cohort in Washington D.C., led by Matthew Vines.

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Intentionally discussing taboo topics

Hostility from taboo topics is not new to the Christian church. Imagine the heated debates and rebukes the first church endured between the circumcised and the uncircumcised parties. Imagine the strong, Biblical case the circumcision proponents had on their side. And yet, here is Paul going around claiming he “saw the light of Jesus” and that believers did not have to be circumcised! What blasphemy, some thought. Paul was claiming the uncircumcised Gentiles were just as much Christians as the circumcised. Yet many Christians wondered, how could a true believer in the God of Abraham disobey the Law of God so blatantly? 

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Love Your Enemies
Love Your Enemies

May 30, 2016 by Brian John Karcher

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The Seven Deadly Sins - Religious Pride
The Seven Deadly Sins - Religious Pride

Apr 17, 2016 by Brian John Karcher

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