Monthly Archives: October 2019

BL0G 10.28.19 HALLOWEEN-VS-ALLSAINTS DAY

BLOG:10.28.19. THIS WEEK: HALLOWEEN ECLIPSES ALL SAINTS DAY: SAD I’m not a big Halloween fan. It has become a huge money maker for candy companies to provide for the trick-or-treaters. The observance’s derivation is dubious, but it evidently comes from … Continue reading

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BLOG 10.25.19. “GOD’S SILLIE VASSAL”

BLOG 10/25/19. “GOD’S SILLIE VASSAL” There is an interesting anecdote from Scottish history that is germane to the political chaos we are experiencing at this time in this country. Granted that my Scottish Presbyterian ancestors were renowned for being “a … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/22/19. DISCERNING FRAUDULENT CHRISTIANITY

BLOG10/22/19. DISCERNING FRAUDULENT CHRISTIANITY  It is no wonder that the public-at-large can by confused (if not downright cynical) about all those who make noise about being Christian, even expropriating their definition as “evangelical Christians.” I think I can offer a … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT THE FORM OF THE CHURCH THAT’S IMPORTANT.

BLOG 10/18/19. IT’S NOT THE FORM OF THE CHURCH THAT’S IMPORTANT The church of Jesus Christ exists (and has existed) in many, many forms over the centuries, but when the form becomes the focus it may be wise to stop … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/15/19 A GENTLE REMINDER: REJOICE

BLOG 10/15/19. A GENTLE REMINDER: REJOICE As enigmatic and contradictory as it may seem for me to raise this Biblical exhortation at this historical moment, I will anyway. Given the cloud of distressing news, the prejudices, the greed, the political … Continue reading

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CAN A CHRISTIAN,OR A CHURCH BE DIS-EVANGELIZED?

BLOG 10/11/19. CAN A CHRISTIAN, OR A CHURCH BE ‘DIS-EVANGELIZED’? A generation ago, a friend, Al Krass, wrote a telling book: Evangelizing Neo-pagan North America. Given the chaos of our current political, cultural, and social scene, and the numerous persons … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/8/19. THINKING OF A SECURE FUTURE

BLOG 10/8/19. THINKING OF A SECURE FUTURE IS DIFFICULT WHEN … On the one hand, there is so much that points us to the potential of a better tomorrow, given artificial intelligence, robotics, space exploration, medical breakthroughs, and so much … Continue reading

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BLOG 10/4/19. POLITICS FROM THE UNDERSIDE

BLOG 10/4/19. POLITICS FROM THE UNDERSIDE For these coming months, our news is going to be consumed with politics, its battles, its controversial personalities, and the coming election. This is nothing new. The Christian community was conceived in an intensely … Continue reading

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