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Hunter, Joel

Joel Hunter

Joel Hunter is senior pastor at Northland, A Church Distributed in Longwood, Fla. Hunter is also a board member of the World Evangelical Alliance and author of the book A New Kind of Conservative.

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Raising Children to Pursue Truth

Raising Children to Pursue Truth

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter articulates the importance of raising a child that can garner knowledge from a variety of sources and to be able to study science with integrity—that is, to be able to pursue the truth to where it leads.
January 25, 2013 
Joel Hunter 
Education 
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A Pastor’s Approach to Science

A Pastor’s Approach to Science

Since the sermon is the main component used to build the congregation’s collective approach to understanding how the church relates to the world, I want to take a few moments to lay out what has worked in my preaching and what has not when it comes to science, and more specifically, the subject of evolution.
August 30, 2012 
Joel Hunter 
Pastoral Voices 
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Calvin and Wesley: Making Peace with Competing Approaches

Calvin and Wesley: Making Peace with Competing Approaches

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter notes the inherent strengths of both Calvinist and Wesleyan faith traditions. In fact, he points out that what are often cast as “competing” approaches really are complementary rather than at odds with one another.
August 18, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Christian Unity 
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Pastors Dealing With Controversy

Pastors Dealing With Controversy

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter offers his thoughts on the challenges of preaching on controversial topics and offers advice to pastors who consider introducing these complicated discussions into their own congregations.
August 11, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Pastoral Voices 
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No Slippery Slopes

No Slippery Slopes

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter addresses the “slippery slope” argument supported by many evangelicals and suggests that not only is this perspective flawed, but it also may prevent believers from appreciating the fullness of God’s creation.
August 04, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Biblical Authority 
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Inerrancy vs. Liberalism

Inerrancy vs. Liberalism

In this video Conversation, Hunter explains that a view of scripture as the “inerrant Word of God” means that God is inerrant, not that the person interpreting the Bible is inerrant.
July 28, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Biblical Authority 
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All Truth is God’s Truth

All Truth is God’s Truth

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter remarks: “I believe that all truth is God’s truth,” says Hunter, “so I am never afraid of truth—no matter who it comes from.”
July 14, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Education 
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On Engaging in Difficult Conversations

On Engaging in Difficult Conversations

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter points out that when issues of faith become politicized and polarized, there will always be people who leave the churches that tackle these issues head on.
July 07, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Pastoral Voices 
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The Danger of Preaching on Genesis

The Danger of Preaching on Genesis

In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter acknowledges the risk that pastors take when preaching on Genesis—and in particular, when they approach it with an attitude of humility, allowing the possibility that the text was not meant to be understood in literal terms.
June 30, 2010 
Joel Hunter 
Pastoral Voices 
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