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BLOG 11/16/18. WHAT MAKES A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CONTAGIOUS?

BLOG 11/16/18. WHAT MAKES A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CONTAGIOUS WITH THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST? Notwithstanding that there appear to be church institutions in abundance, and glamorous ‘mega-churches’ that are colorful and attractive, … there is the lurking question of what … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/13/18. BEYOND THE WI-FI WORLD: HAUNTING QUESTIONS

BLOG 11/13/18. BEYOND THE WI-FI WORLD: HAUNTING QUESTIONS The omnipresence of Wi-Fi is a current fact of life, what with, seemingly, iPhones, and iPads obvious wherever there are people, whether sitting in coffee shops, walking their dogs, or at almost … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/9/18. THE CHURCH IN ‘MISSIONARY CONFRONTATION WITH POLITICAL DARKNESS

BLOG 11/9/18. THE CHURCH IN MISSIONARY CONTRONTATION WITH POLITICAL DARKNESS The national elections of this past week have revealed how pervasive is the ignorance of so many ostensible church institutions, and their inhabitants, about the essence of both the demands … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/6/18. ON THIS ELECTION DAY

BLOG 11/6/18. ON THIS ELECTION DAY … “O where are kings and empires now Of old that went and came? But, Lord, Thy Church is praying yet, A thousand years the same.”                                                      (Arthur Cleveland Cox. 1839) On this election … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/2/18. GET REAL: THE PAST IS NOT COMING BACK!

BLOG 11/2/18. GET REAL: THE PAST IS NOT COMING BACK For some reason, there seems to be a nostalgia, a longing for ‘the good old days’ (which never really existed for all too many). We tend to mythologize the past. … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/26/18. KOINONIA: OUR NEED AND RESISTANCE TO TRUE INTIMACY

BLOG 10/26/18. KOINOIA: OUR NEED AND RESISTANCE TO TRUE INTIMACY. To be truly human is to be able to have intimate relationships with others. The creation story says ‘worlds’ about this need. God said: “It is not good for man … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/23/18. WHAT, INDEED, IS THE WORLD THAT GOD SO LOVED?

BLOG 10/23/18: WHAT, INDEED, IS THE WORLD THAT GOD SO LOVED? There are probably few verses in the Bible quoted more frequently than John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, …”  That … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/19/18. “WHEREVER I AM, I AM THE GLORY OF GOD”

BLOG 10/19/18. “WHEREVER I AM, I AM THE GLORY OF GOD” A dear friend for nearly fifty years, and one of my great civil rights heroes, is John Perkins. John is very unique in that, on one hand, he is … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/16/18. DYNAMIC CHURCHES CAN (AND DO) STAGNATE

BLOG 10/16/18. DYNAMIC CHURCHES, AND OF VIBRANT FAITH, … CAN (AND DO) STAGNATE From the very beginning of its history, the church of Jesus Christ has always been engaged in a struggle to maintain its integrity, it has been warned … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/13/18. A HOLY NATION WITHIN A (NOT-SO-HOLY) NATION

BLOG 10/13/18. A HOLY NATION WITHIN A (NOT-SO-HOLY) NATION Being “aliens and exiles” is nothing new to the people of God, … but it can get confusing if one is in any illusion about its context. It gets more confusing … Continue reading

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