Monthly Archives: October 2015

BLOG 1.28.15. FORGET HALLOWEEN–I WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS DAY

BLOG 10/28/15. FORGET HALLOWEEN—I WANT TO CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS DAY. There is probably no big celebration that shows our cultural mindlessness than Halloween. Actually, it is more of an occasion for our consumer culture to separate folk from their money … Continue reading

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BLOG 1/25/15. THE LEGACY OF CHARLES E. FULLER

BLOG 10/26/15. THE LEGACY OF CHARLES E. FULLER A week from today is the observance of (some of) the Christian church’s tradition of All Saints Day. I have been blessed for many years of using it to give thanks for … Continue reading

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BLOG 10.22.15. ‘ALIENS AND EXILES’ IN A POLITICAL CONTEXT

BLOG 10/21/15. ‘ALIENS AND EXILES’ DWELLING IN A POLITICAL CONTEXT These days the media almost overwhelm us with more political data, and evaluations, and prognostications than we really want, what with different factions vying for prominence. Actually this is nothing … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/18/15. AN ENCHANTED WORLD, LIKE IT OR NOT …

BLOG 10/18/15. AN ENCHANTED WORLD, LIKE IT OR NOT … I was intrigued by the large number of visitors to my last blog: “It’s been lonely in the world since God died.” Even in a world that becomes increasingly secular, … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/14.15. “IT’S BEEN LONELY IN THE WORLD SINCE GOD DIED”

BLOG 10/14/15. “IT’S BEEN LONELY IN THE WORLD SINCE GOD DIED!” I can’t even retrieve the source of this whimsical bit of poetry, but it helps to explain why there is the phenomenon of the huge number of people, who … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/11/15. BEING A PEOPLE OF HOPE IN A CYNICAL CULTURE.

BLOG 10/11/15. BEING A PEOPLE OF HOPE IN A CYNICAL CULTURE We have watched, in the news of this past week, the chaos of the Republican Party as they have sought a speaker who eschewed bi-partisanship, and whose basic role … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/8/15. UNBELIEF IS REALLY NOT A POSSIBILITY.

BLOG. 10/8/15. ‘UNBELIEF’ IS REALLY NOT A POSSIBILITY … … at least not in the ordinary sense of that term. There is a brilliant Canadian philosopher who has written a very instructive work on this secular age, i.e., the one … Continue reading

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BLOG. 10/4/15. RACISM, RECONCILIATION, AND HOSPITALITY.

BLOG 10/4/15. RACISM, RECONCILIATION, AND HOSPITALITY A couple of questions have come to me recently that elicit my engaging the whole theme of racism as an insistent one in our society, and especially for the church. One came from an … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/1/15. APOLOGIES, AND A GLIMPSE INTO THEMES TO COME

BLOG 10/1/15. APOLOGIES AND A GLIMPSE INTO THEMES TO COME To my subscribers who have been so helpful in creating these blogs, I need to offer a brief word of explanation. I try to post two blogs per week, one … Continue reading

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