Monthly Archives: March 2020

Church Write-Up: Forgiveness (Red Letter Challenge)

I am writing my post about church a little earlier today than usual. The reason is that I will be going to work this afternoon, so I will not be writing the post after my traditional, epic Sunday nap. The … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: A Multitude of Peoples, by Vince L. Bantu

Vince L. Bantu. A Multitude of Peoples: Engaging Christianity’s Global Identity. IVP Academic, 2020. See here to purchase the book. Vince L. Bantu teaches church history and Black church studies at Fuller. This book is about the history of Christianity … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Moses’s Horns; Interpersonal Reconciliation at the Cross

Here are some thoughts about today’s Lenten service. A. The pastor told the story about Moses’s horns. Michaelangelo’s sculpture of Moses depicts Moses with horns. This was due to the widespread influence of Jerome’s Bible in medieval and Renaissance Europe. … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Reading Buechner, by Jeffrey Munroe

Jeffrey Munroe. Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher. IVP, 2019. See here to purchase the book. I first learned about Frederick Buechner from Philip Yancey’s book Soul Survivor. I was on a Philip … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Connection with God and Others

Some items from church this morning: A. The youth pastor said that, when he is alone for long periods of time, he feels less like himself. I thought of Donald Miller’s personal observation in Blue Like Jazz that, when he … Continue reading

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Reason: Sexism Didn’t Kill the Warren Campaign. The Warren Campaign Killed the Warren Campaign.

https://reason.com/2020/03/06/sexism-didnt-kill-the-warren-campaign-the-warren-campaign-killed-the-warren-campaign/

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Ann Coulter: BERNIE IS STILL TRUMP’S NIGHTMARE

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2020-03-04.html

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Church Write-Up: Meeting Temptation

The sermon at today’s Lenten service focused on temptation. The pastor opened by confessing that he had an immense sweet tooth. He could eat a whole box of Twinkies in one setting, supplemented by glasses of whole milk. He is … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Gospel of the Son of God, by David R. Bauer

David R. Bauer. The Gospel of the Son of God: An Introduction to Matthew. IVP Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. David R. Bauer teaches biblical studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. This book covers the content of the … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Being with Jesus, Transaction, Giving

During this year’s Lent, the church that I attend will be going through Red Letter Challenge, a curriculum developed by LCMS pastor Zach Zehnder. It focuses on select words of Jesus. This week, the service focused on being with Jesus. … Continue reading

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