Monthly Archives: April 2014

What you should do instead of telling me I need Jesus — love me

Originally posted on The Discerning Christian:
My post yesterday was something of a necessary, calculated rant expressing nearly a decade of frustration. For me and for most of the people commenting on my blog, it was cathartic, putting words to…

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Book Write-Up: Fire from Heaven, by Harvey Cox

Harvey Cox.  Fire from Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century.  Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1995. Harvey Cox is a theologian who had taught at Harvard Divinity School.  My more conservative friends saw … Continue reading

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When the Cost is Too High

The Upside Down World I knew a Christian man who had an employee who did something dumb and illegal without his knowledge. She was caught and arrested at his place of business. The woman had small children at home, a drug … Continue reading

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What I think when you say I haven’t really met Jesus

Originally posted on The Discerning Christian:
Jesus approves of this post. So I get it. You disagree with me about whether I’m a “true” Christian. All my philosophical views and liberal theology rub you the wrong way. I haven’t checked…

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In the Blink of an Eye

I recently watched a 2009 Christian movie, In the Blink of an Eye.  It is about the rapture, but it is not your typical apocalyptic rapture film.  The movie stars David A.R. White, who is in a lot of Christian … Continue reading

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John Wild-the Lebenswelt

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In The Challenge of Existentialism John Wild praises existentialists for pioneering the phenomenological method of observing the world. He thinks this method is the way philosophy should go about its business. He contrasts the scientific method…

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What a Stoned Thief Taught Me About Jesus

Chad Bird on the troubling biblical story of Achan.

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Book Write-Up: The Cambridge Companion to Hume

David Fate Norton and Jacqueline Taylor, ed.  The Cambridge Companion to Hume: Second Edition.  Cambridge University Press, 2009. David Hume was an eighteenth century Scottish philosopher.  The name stood out to me when I first encountered it because as a … Continue reading

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A Christian from Vietnam

We had a guest speaker at church this morning.  She was originally from Vietnam, and she was sharing her experiences about growing up in a poor large family in that country, as the only daughter in a society that she … Continue reading

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Living the Victorious Christian Life at McDonald’s

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