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The Parable of the shrewd Manager
This morning I read in Luke's gospel this curious story. Luke 16 Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. 2 So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of yo...
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the sinner caught sinning
Twice in Matthew's gospel Jesus references Hosea. The first time is after he calls Matthew the tax collector to join him. Matt ends up hosting a party for Jesus and invites all his sinful friends to come meet Jesus, his new boss. The religious dudes can't b...
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When I was arrested, forgiven, and freed
I was arrested when I was 12 years old, a week after 6th grade had ended. It did not bode well for the summer before moving up to the junior high school. I was not alone though. My best friend Mike and I were leaving the school bus yard, which was across th...
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ch. 7 a long form book response to The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns ' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, " rethinking biblical christianity ..." I did write a brief review in November and after writing the long form book response to Flood's bo...
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ch. 5 a long form book response to The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns ' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, " rethinking biblical christianity ..." I did write a brief review in November and after writing the long form book response to Flood's bo...
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ch. 3 a long form book response to The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns ' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, " rethinking biblical christianity ..." I did write a brief review in November and after writing the long form book response to Flood's bo...
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blaming the victims at the #Baltimoreuprising
When poor minorities riot over unjust treatment, privileged majority observers speculate about the family breakdown that must be the cause of so much property damage. But the privileged majority observers never seem to worry about what psychological conditi...
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Podcasts on my ipod update Spring 2015
I keep finding more and more podcasts to listen to and I have less and less time to listen to them all. I do not have time for some of ones I noted last December anymore. Science and Faith - Ask Science Mike  , Twitter @ mikemchargue "People call me Science...
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Greg Boyd's perspective on Flood's Disarming Scripture
Greg Boyd has started his own book response to Flood's book with the title, Must We Deny Biblical Infallibility to “Disarm” Scripture? A Review of Derek Flood’s Disarming Scripture: Part 1 . Boyd is not comfortable with the loss of infallibility in Flood's ...
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ch. 6 a long form book response to The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
Until last autumn, I had not read any of Dr. Peter Enns ' books although I am a regular reader of his blog at Patheos, " rethinking biblical christianity ..." I did write a brief review in November and after writing the long form book response to Flood's bo...
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ch. 4 a long form book response to The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
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This Friday is good because of love
I wish I could post all of this Eastern Orthodox perspective on love as the driver for all theology. However, it's not mine and I don't have permission, so I will share the introduction to entice my dear readers to click over and read the rest . It may surp...
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Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
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