Doctrinal Confusion in the Church

Join us for a discussion of doctrinal confusion in the church. We talk about the influences of postmodernism, post-conservatism, and the emerging church on the contemporary church.


  • Jim Cassidy
  • Jeff Waddington
  • Camden Bucey


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