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A FRIGHTENING PARALLEL

BLOG 1/20/20. A FRIGHTENING PARALLEL WITH NAZI GERMANY Germany in the late 1920s and 1930s was a very enlightened nation in every way. It was a center of higher education, of music and the arts, of science and technology, … … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH: A MISSIONAL COMMUNITY.

BLOG. 1/14/20. THE CHURCH: A MISSION COMMUNITY, GATHERED AND SCATTERED. It helps us to remind ourselves, from time to time, that the church is, as the community of God’s new creation, a community that is called by Jesus Christ to … Continue reading

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CHRIST’S CHURCH ALWAYS COUNTER-CULTURAL

BLOG. 1.10.20. CHRIST’S CHURCH IS ALWAYS COUNTER-CULTURAL Here, at the end of the week, given the chaos on the national and international scene, we need to be reminded that in whatever expression/community of the Christian we inhabit, … that the … Continue reading

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‘EVANGELICAL’: A PROTEST

BLOG 1.7.20. ‘EVANGELICAL’: A PROTEST I want to add my voice to the protest against the conservative right wing on the political scene who have both hijacked and bastardized the venerable and adjectival designation ‘evangelical’ to give legitimacy to their … Continue reading

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BLOG 12.18.19

BLOG 12.18.19. WORSE THAN IMPEACHMENT … IS REJECTION The media are consumed these days with the potential impeachment of the president, and his removal from office. It will be traumatic for the country, to be sure. But the possibility triggers … Continue reading

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BLOG 12.13.19. ‘SALT OF THE EARTH?’ WHAT’S THAT?

BLOG 12.13.19. ‘SALT OF THE EARTH?’ WHAT’S THAT? In the midst of all the distressing behavior among so many prominent figures in today’s news comes the refreshing event of a movie about Fred Rogers, who dominated children’s television for so … Continue reading

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BLOG 11/22/19. WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S LIFESTYLE?

BLOG 11/22/19. ECCLESIOLOGY: WHAT IS THE CHURCH’S LIFESTYLE? Continuing these Blogs on the nature and mission of the church, there are lots of high flown theological definitions of the church, but we always need to come back to a basic … Continue reading

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ECCLESIOLOGY:THE STUDY OF THE CHURCH

BLOG 11.19.19. ECCLESIOLOGY: THE STUDY OF THE CHURCH Recent news articles have noted the decline in the percentage of persons identifying themselves as ‘Christian’ along with the significant decline in church attendance overall. I think, maybe, it’s time to take … Continue reading

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BLOG 11.15.19. THERE ARE NO ORDINARY PEOPLE

BLOG 11.15.19. “THERE ARE NO ORDINARY PEOPLE” I want to continue to focus on the reality that the Christ’s primary encounter with the community of men and women whom he came to seek and to save is through people such … Continue reading

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BLOG 11.12.19

BLOG 11.12.19. “A FUTURE AND A HOPE’ In one of the darkest moments of ancient Israel’s history, they were captive to the Babylonian Empire as a huge colony of exiles. It was to the exiles in all of their despair … Continue reading

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