Monthly Archives: July 2015

Psalm 19:7-11 – The Perfection of God’s Word

I like how a lot of this is phrased. Reading Acts The first six verses of the Psalm described God’s continuous silent revelation of his existence and attributes to the whole world. Despite the testimony of creation, not all people … Continue reading

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Resentment and Persevering Love

I did not write about church yesterday afternoon because I went to see some beautiful waterfalls and saw some beautiful scenery.  Maybe I’ll talk about that later this week, or next week, looking at the question of how that relates … Continue reading

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Sunday Quote: Activist Jean Vanier on loneliness and the revolt against injustice

Originally posted on Laura Droege's blog:
Quoted by Erin Lane on faithstreet.com Agree or disagree? Who is most likely to revolt against injustice: a lonely person or someone who is not lonely?

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Book Write-Up: One Church, Many Tribes, by Richard Twiss

Richard Twiss.  One Church, Many Tribes: Following Jesus the Way God Made You.  Ventura, California: Regal Books, 2000.  See here to buy the book. I wrote about Richard Twiss’ posthumous 2015 book, Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys, in my … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Keynes Hayek, by Nicholas Wapshott

Nicholas Wapshott.  Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics.  New York and London: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011.  See here to buy the book. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek were economists who profoundly impacted the twentieth century, and … Continue reading

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A Sinister Pious Fraud?

I have been reading the Sibylline Oracles for my daily quiet time.  The Sibylline Oracles were pagan prophetesses, but Jews later composed an edition of their prophecies that were in line with Jewish thought, and Christians added Christian elements to … Continue reading

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Listening, Sharing, and Desiring Good for Oneself and Others

Last Sunday at Sunday School, the pastor played for us an excerpt of a sermon by Richard Rohr.  Rohr was essentially saying that, instead of trying to prove that we’re right in arguments, we should listen to the other side … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: God’s Other Children, by Bradley Malkovsky

Bradley Malkovsky.  God’s Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love, and Holiness in Sacred India.  New York: HarperOne, 2013.  See here to buy the book. Bradley Malkovsky teaches comparative theology at the University of Notre Dame.  God’s Other Children is … Continue reading

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Cook-mythic annihilation

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In Reading Deuteronomy, Stephen Cook has already shown how the Israelite occupation of the Transjordan was conceived in Deuteronomy as a battle, not against actual Canaanite people and tribes, but against mythic, even occult, forces. In…

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Talking Like Evangelicals? Being Like Evangelicals?

People were talking like evangelicals at the United Methodist Church that I attended this morning.  More than one person talked about God speaking to them and being led by the Holy Spirit.  Someone else was claiming Hebrews 13:2, which talks … Continue reading

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