Monthly Archives: October 2018

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When You Fast – Matthew 6:16-18

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
As he did with almsgiving and prayer, Jesus redefines fasting as a private act of worship. Jesus assumes his disciples will fast since he says “when you fast.” But the true disciple of Jesus will…

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Soulen-clearing the way for a better story

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
After a couple of days thinking about the fatal event that happened in Pittsburgh on Saturday, I return to R. Kendall Soulen’s The God of Israel and Christian Theology. Three theologians feature in Soulen’s attempt to…

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The Advantage of Religious Over Humanistic Metaphysics — Experimental Theology

I was having a conversation with a member of my adult faith class about the differences I saw between a religious versus a humanistic metaphysics.Before the contrast, let me state the assumption I’m working with, an assumption people might disagree … Continue reading

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Thralls of the Metronome: The Fall of the Demons into Devastated Time

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
“The angels are first among creatures,” writes Paul Griffiths—“first, that is, in time, and first, also, in intimacy with the LORD. When the created order comes into being by the LORD’s fiat, the light that…

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Bolsheviks Crush the Socialist Press

Originally posted on People's War:
The central of our party, the Workers’ Gazette, has been forcibly shut down, along with other papers, by the Military Revolutionary Committee. But the Bolsheviks have not stopped at this. After our new central…

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Transcending World Order Regressions? 

Originally posted on Global Justice in the 21st Century:
?   [Prefatory Note: Initially published by Transcend Media Service, Oct. 29, 2018; the piece is dedicated to the memory of my cherished friend Marc Nerfin, whose creativity, social grace, progressive…

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