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BLOG 6/19/18. OUR OWN VERSION OF THE HOLOCAUST

BLOG 6/19/18. OUR OWN VERSION OF THE HOLOCAUST In the 1930s in Poland and Germany, the civil authorities instituted a horrific program to purge the countries of Jews because, in their minds, “the Jews don’t belong here, they’re not Aryan.” … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/15/18. THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH

BLOG 6/15/18. THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH In our current cultural context when there are all of those entities identifying them as Christian churches, and ranging all over the ideological map, … it is worth taking a step back … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/12/18. WHAT IS THE PRIMARY TASK OF THE CHURCH?

BLOG 6/12/18. WHAT IS THE PRIMARY TASK OF THE CHURCH? Periodically, it is the worth the effort of that minority of our population, who identify themselves as part of Christ’s church, to ask the basic question: What is the primary … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/8/18. CHRIST’S MANDATE TO ALL OF US: “GO MAKE DISCIPLES!”

BLOG 6/8/18. CHRIST’S MANDATE TO ALL OF US: “GO MAKE DISCIPLES!” Forgive me if I keep tracking the indescribable obscurity of that discipline that is at the heart of Jesus’ final mandate to his followers: “Go make disciples … teaching … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/5/18. ‘CHURCH MEMBERSHIP’ OFTEN OSCURE, EVEN MINDLESS

BLOG 6/5/18. ‘CHURCH MEMBERSHIP’ OFTEN OBSCURE, EVEN MINDLESS It helps me to step back periodically and examine what forms my understanding of my participation in the church. After all, in these two millennia since the church’s birth in Jerusalem when … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/1/18. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS DEEPLY HUMANITARIAN

BLOG 6/1/18. THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS DEEPLY HUMANITARIAN This Blog is triggered by my reading of a book, Lives in Crisis, which is a very thorough and provocative study on the ethical crises encountered by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/29/18. “THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT A MATTER OF WORDS, BUT …”

LOG 5/29/18. “THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOT A MATTER OF WORDS, BUT …” What with a bevy of (what I would call) counterfeit ‘evangelicals’ out there hustling all kinds of agendas that are inimical to the teachings of Christ, … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/25/18. THE DISRUPTIVE GOSPEL OF PEACE

BLOG 5/25/18. THE DISRUPTIVE GOSPEL OF PEACE  I am increasing fascinated by the New Testament designation of the message of Jesus Christ as the gospel of peace. In Paul’s word of caution to the church about the ever-present malice of … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/22/18. “FORSAKING ALL OTHERS …”

BLOG 5/22/18. “FORSAKING ALL OTHERS …” With the wedding of royal couple fresh in our minds, it might be a good time to take a fresh look at vows, at faithfulness and unfaithfulness. The royal couple looking deeply into one … Continue reading

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BLOG 5/18/18. IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A ‘CHRISTIAN’ NOVEL?

  BLOG 5/18/18. IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A ‘CHRISTIAN’ NOVEL? In a recent dinner-table conversation, I was asked whether I had read somebody’s ‘Christian novel.’ I had never even heard of the author, or of any of the … Continue reading

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