Monthly Archives: November 2015

BLOG 11/29/15. WHEN IS A CHURCH REALLY A CHURCH?

BLOG 11/29/15. WHEN IS A CHURCH REALLY A CHURCH? I apologize if I revisit this unanswerable question far too often with you faithful readers of these blogs, but it keeps cropping up in my conversations, especially as I find so … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/25/15. WOODROW WILSON A RACIST? ALL OF US WERE!

BLOG 11/25/15. ALL OF US WERE RACISTS! All the ‘flap’ at Princeton about Woodrow Wilson being a racist, which is in the press so much in the past couple of days, calls for a confession on my part: Nearly all … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/22/15. “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD” INCLUDES MUSLIMS!

BLOG 11/22/15. “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD …” INCLUDES MUSLEMS! It needs to be said, … and to be said as plainly and dogmatically as possible, … that God’s reconciling love for the world includes his love for the … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/17/15. “AND THOUGH THE WRONG SEEMS OFT SO STRONG …”

BLOG 11/17/15. “AND THOUGH THE WRONG SEEMS OFT SO STRONG …” The chaotic events of recent days: the unbelievably huge and massive migration out of Africa and the Middle East, capped by the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, have … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/15/15. REAL CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE FROM THE MARGINS

BLOG 11/15/15. REAL CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE COMES FROM THE MARGINS What with all of the posturing and influence-seeking by so many in the news these days, let me put on my hat as a teaching-pastor and remind my readers that from … Continue reading

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11/11/15. QUASI-EVANGELICALS AND POLITICS

BLOG 11/11/15. QUASI-‘EVANGELICALS’ AND POLITICS Hey! This may just be ‘snarky Bob’ venting again, but I don’t know whether to be embarrassed or to laugh at the politicians seeking the (ostensible) ‘evangelical’ vote in places such as Iowa and elsewhere. … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/8/15. A PERSONAL NOTE: A LIBERATING ENCOUNTER

BLOG 11/8/15. A PERSONAL NOTE: A LIBERATING ENCOUNTER I have experienced a most helpful encounter in recent days, and it has to do with whole GLBT issue, which has been so controversial. I was formed in a very well-structured family … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/4/15. ARE AMERICAN CHRISTIANS BECOMING IRRELIGIOUS, OR JUST DISILLUSIONED?

BLOG 11/4/15. “AMERICANS BECOMING LESS RELIGIOUS” …OH? DON’T BE SO SURE. The news source Al Jazeera America recently ran an article (of which there have been counterparts in a number of journals) that Americans, especially younger adults, are becoming less … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/1/15. THE SAINTS YOU WILL MEET ARE USUALLY LITTLE PEOPLE …

BLOG 11/1/15. THE SAINTS YOU WILL MEET ARE USUALLY LITTLE PEOPLE IN VERY MODEST CIRCUMSTANCES Let me take one more crack at the celebration of All Saints Day here on this November 1, 2015. As I have related in my … Continue reading

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