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BLOG 9/21/18. SO, WHAT’S NEW? THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN TRIBULATION.

BLOG 9/21/18. SO, WHAT’S NEW? THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN TRIBULATION It all seems so bewildering: disrupting and devastating floods on the east coast and forest fires on the west coast, typhoons in the Philippines and China, chaos in our political arena, … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/18/18. THE ENIGMA / LIABILITY OUR CELLPHONE CULTURE

BLOG 9/18/18. THE ENIGMA / LIABILITY OF OUR CELLPHONE CULTURE Let me run a thought by you. I am looking at two inescapable present cultural forces, and struggling to know how to relate them in my comprehension of the realities … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/14/18. CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP AND ECONOMICS

BLOG 9/14/16. CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP AND ECONOMICS With all the confusing stuff in our present scene about religion, definitions of the term ‘evangelical,’ scandals in the church, etc. … it might be a good time to stop and take a look … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/11/18. “I KNOW THAT I AM NOT ALONE”

BLOG 9/11/18. “I KNOW THAT I AM NOT ALONE” Loneliness is a very real issue for so many people, and always has been. There was the book a few years ago: Alone in the Crowd, or another Bowling Alone. I … Continue reading

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BLOG 9.7.18. THE CHURCH: CALLED TO BE SENT

BLOG 9/7/18. THE CHURCH: CALLED TO BE SENT I had to chuckle. The responses to my last blog on the (caricatured) conceptions of the church as either composed of settlers or pioneers, were quite revealing of the fuzzy understandings that … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/4/18. THE CHURCH: PIONEERS OR SETTLERS? A few decades ago, a very astute, witty (even mischievous) Episcopal priest by the name of Wes Seeliger wrote a colorful, border-line irreverent, and yet most revealing book about two common appraisals of … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/3I/18. “… AS GOD’S PICKED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NEW HUMANITY”

BLOG 8/31/18. “… AS GOD’S PICKED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NEW HUMANITY” You know, guys, it really does matter what our professed life in relationship to Christ looks like to those outside. An earlier paraphrase says it well: “As, therefore, God’s … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/28/18. CAN BEING CANTANKEROUS BE A CHRISTIAN VIRTUE?

BLOG 8/28/18. CAN BEING CANTANKEROUS BE A CHRISTIAN VIRTUE? I’ve just finished reading two books, both of which triggered such an outrageous question. One was a scholarly study of the ethical challenges that have confronted the humanitarian agency Doctors Without … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/24/18. GETTING HONEST ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY

BLOG 8/24/18. GETTING HONEST ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY There really is no place to escape from the reality of the subject of human sexuality in our experience, or to seek to duck it … because it is delicate, enormously complex, and … Continue reading

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BLOG 8/21/18. OUTRAGEOUS, COMPELLING AND TOTALLY PERSUASIVE

BLOG 8/21/18. OUTRAGEOUS, COMPELLING, AND TOTALLY PERSUASIVE I haven’t made it a practice to promote books on this Blog—after all “of the making of many books there is no end.” But Bob Ekblad has done it again. I mean, like, … Continue reading

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