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BLOG 7/8/17. COMING TO GRIPS WITH DIVERSE CULTURES

BLOG 7/8/17. COMING TO GRIPS WITH DIVERSE CULTURES What with all of the news of government’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, and the even more distressing news of some groups identifying themselves as Christian who also express their prejudice against those … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/4/17. WHEN THE CULTURE CHANGES AND CHURCH DOESN’T

BLOG 7/4/17. WHEN THE CULTURE CHANGES AND THE CHURCH DOESN’T On a Fourth of July when a troubled nation seeks to remember its more noble roots (and maybe forget its more ignoble history of racism, prejudice, anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, anti-immigrants from … Continue reading

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BLOG 7/1/17. THERE IS NO ‘SAFE’ CHRISTIAN WORLD!

BLOG 7/1/17. THERE IS NO SAFE CHRISTIAN WORLD! Yes, there is no safe Christian world—only this broken, enigmatic world populated with all kinds of puzzling personalities, … from the artificially pious to the truly ef-ed up who defy description. Yet … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/27/17. “WOE TO YOU WHO ARE RICH … “

BLOG 6/27/17. “WOE TO YOU WHO ARE RICH …” Given the political, cultural, and social climate of these United States, one would wonder why we so assiduously avoid the teachings of Jesus about the perils of wealth. In Luke’s rendition … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/24/17. WHEN EVERY NATION COMES TO US!

BLOG 6/24/17. WHEN EVERY NATION COMES TO US! Since the beginning of the modern missionary era in the, what? 18th century? missionary-minded churches have had a vision of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the nations (ethne, or … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/20/17. SO, YOU ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANCE–WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT?

BLOG 6/20/17. SO, YOU ACHIEVE SIGNIFICANCE—WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT? Philosopher Charles Taylor and his disciples make a good and helpful case for the fact that the quest for significance and authenticity are un-mistakably present in today’s culture. Pondering … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/17/17. THE OXYMORON OF PASSIVE DISCIPLESHIP

BLOG 6/17/17. THE OXYMORON OF PASSIVE DISCIPLESHIP Even a cursory glance at Jesus’ teachings leave no doubt that obedience to his teachings and commands were at the threshold of true discipleship. As a matter of fact, he likened those who … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/13/17. WHO ARE YOU GONNA BELIEVE?

BLOG 6/13/17. WHO ARE YOU GONNA BELIEVE? There is no problem getting confused when trying to make sense of all the news coming across the media these days, … claims and counter-claims, significant national figures accusing each other of lying, … Continue reading

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BLOG 6/10/17. WHAT TO MAKE OF A TROUBLED GOVERNMENT?

BLOG 6/10/17. WHAT TO MAKE OF A TROUBLED GOVERNMENT? This past week has been troubling beyond belief, and shattered our naïveté about human leadership. To watch a former FBI leader designate the president of the United States as a ‘liar’ … Continue reading

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BLOG 6’6’17. STATIC CHURCHES IN A NOMADIC CULTURE

BLOG 6/6/17. STATIC CHURCHES IN A NOMADIC CULTURE? The ‘village church’ sounds so quaint. It harks back to the time when the church house was a community gathering place, and buzzed with activity on Sundays, and was considered by many … Continue reading

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