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BLOG 10/13/17. HOW TO BECOME SALT-LESS SALT: FORGET WHO YOU ARE

BLOG 10/13/17. HOW TO BECOME SALTLESS SALT: FORGET WHO YOU ARE Do you remember the warning given by Jesus that even though his followers are to be the salt of the earth, that if and when they lose their self-consciousness … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/10/17. WE’RE THE PEOPLE OF AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE

BLOG 10/10/17. WE’RE PEOPLE OF AN ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE In such frightening times as these, it helps for to remind ourselves that we, who are followers of Jesus Christ, are not primarily citizens of the land of our present sojourn, but … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/6/17. I’M A GUY WHO READS BUMPER-STICKERS

BLOG 10/6/17. I’M A GUY WHO READS BUMPER-STICKERS O.K., so I’m one of those guys who, actually reads bumper-stickers while waiting at stoplights. One that is memorable at this post Las Vegas moment in our history was: “Thou shalt not … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/3/17. TRIBALISM: THE LEGACY OF BABEL

BLOG 10/3/17. TRIBALISM: THE LEGACY OF BABEL There has been a whole spate of studies of late on the very disturbing increase in what is variously designated as tribalism, or in creating safe spaces in which one is able to … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/30/17. LIVING THE TRUTH IN A CULTURE OF LIARS

BLOG 9/30/17: LIVING THE TRUTH IN A CULTURE OF LIARS The tiny letter of Paul to Titus is both rich and candid. It is replete with exhortations to adorn the gospel with good works, . . . or maybe to … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/26/17. ‘CHURCH-I-FIED’ COCOONS

BLOG 9/26/17. ‘CHURCH-I-FIED’ COCOONS What would one make of a cocoon hanging on a bush perennially but which never produced a butterfly? I have thought of that often in observing those good folks who are always ‘in church’ and always … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/23/17. PROGRESS REPORT TO MY SUBSCRIBERS

BLOG 9/23/17. PROGRESS REPORT TO MY SUBSCRIBERS In July, I reported to you that I was going to, of necessity, take a leave of absence from these Blogs because I was in the throes of writing a book and so … Continue reading

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BLOG 9/8/17. THE CHURCH AS TROUBLEMAKER?

BLOG 9/8/17. THE CHURCH AS TROUBLEMAKER? The church as a trouble-maker? … but, you may protest: Isn’t the church supposed to be a peace-maker? How about both? Given our current cultural climate in this nation, especially obvious since the Charlottesville … Continue reading

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BLOG: 9/5/17. Ecclesiastical Rip Van Winkles Hello subscribers! After taking leave from posting these Blogs over these past couple of months in order to finish writing a book, and with that task essentially accomplished, I am looking forward to getting … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/11/17. A WORD OF EXPLANATION TO MY SUBSCRIBERS

BLOG 7/11/17. A WORD OF EXPLANATION TO MY SUBSCRIBERS To the readers and the subscribers of these Blogs, you need to know that I will be taking something of a leave of absence for these next several months. For these … Continue reading

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