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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.

Church Write-Up: “…in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord…”

At church last Sunday, we continued our journey through the Apostle’s Creed. The theme was the part that says “in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord.” Here are some items: A. The youth pastor asked what the son of … Continue reading

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Burning the mission field — Triablogue

So, how do we clean up the toxic swamp that is today’s evangelical reputation?…The moral inconsistency of our positions only leads a watching world to conclude that our religious convictions—the essence of our faith—is up for sale. 153 more words via … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Old Testament Ethics, by John Goldingay

John Goldingay. Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour. IVP Academic, 2019. See here to purchase the book. John Goldingay is professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. As the title indicates, this book is about Old Testament ethics. It … Continue reading

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Grace, Then Justice

I watched God’s Not Dead 3: A Light in the Darkness last night. Whereas the first two movies of the series had a cultural war, us vs. them, “boldly stand up for truth against its detractors” emphasis, the third movie … Continue reading

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Post-Progressive Christianity: Part 11, Hope — Experimental Theology

I’ve written about this topic before, regarding how progressive Christians tend to react in the face of death, from that post with some editing and additional reflections: 1,015 more words via Post-Progressive Christianity: Part 11, Hope — Experimental Theology

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Church Write-Up: “…in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth…”

Last Sunday, the pastor continued his series on the Apostles’ Creed. Here are some items. A. The pastor has recently been to Alaska, and he talked about his experience seeing a moose. There are aspects of creation that intrigue and … Continue reading

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Kamala Harris might be surging – but her record will soon catch up with her

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kamala-harris-might-surging-her-115744843.html

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