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Gays and the New Jerusalem
Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evangelical pastors were actually shaken enough to reconsider t...
Disgustingly, some Christian pastors publicly celebrated the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub in their sermons, on Youtube, and on their blogs. I will not provide links. Other conservative evangelical pastors were actual...
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a life of charity
Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language. Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translations it is translated to the word "love." In Jacobian En...
Bible translation is not simply replacing a hebrew, aramaic, or greek word for an equivalent in the receiver language. Take for example the greek New Testament word, "agape". In modern English translations it is translated to...
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History is not hate speech
As the Guardian reports , Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Berlin after German MPs approved a motion describing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago as genocide – a decision that the Turkish president said would “seriously affect...
As the Guardian reports, Turkey has recalled its ambassador from Berlin after German MPs approved a motion describing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago as genocide – a decision that the Turkish presid...
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The Parable of the Fig Tree
I live in Connecticut where we have plenty of pick-your-own apple orchards to visit in the autumn. I love the crazy looking old trees like this one. They look like a lost cause, but the only reason they are around is because they can still pop out the fruit...
I live in Connecticut where we have plenty of pick-your-own apple orchards to visit in the autumn. I love the crazy looking old trees like this one. They look like a lost cause, but the only reason they are around is because ...
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The Bible is literary and sometimes literal Part 2: Jesus words
I heard this proof text used today from Jesus' sermon on the mount in Matthew's gospel , Matt.5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven ...
I heard this proof text used today from Jesus' sermon on the mount in Matthew's gospel , Matt.5:17-18 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For...
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Not everything biblical is Christian part 20: condemnation
In the series "Not everything biblical is Christian" I've stayed on Bible texts specifically. For those who know the lingo, I have been proof-texting, pulling up a text, contrasting it to the life of Jesus and "proving" that they are in tension and resolvin...
In the series "Not everything biblical is Christian" I've stayed on Bible texts specifically. For those who know the lingo, I have been proof-texting, pulling up a text, contrasting it to the life of Jesus and "proving" that ...
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Healthcare needs more than Jesus
In the last month, a Canadian family who  let their son die of diabetes because they believed Jesus was enough to cure him were condemned in court for murder. Children's death by believers in the christian tradition of faith healing happen every year in the...
In the last month, a Canadian family who let their son die of diabetes because they believed Jesus was enough to cure him were condemned in court for murder. Children's death by believers in the christian tradition of faith h...
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America needs more than Jesus
In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States of America, some of us declare our country's need for Jesus. Yet, as this picture shows, Jesus is not enough. Because people can be faithful born again church goers who are also racists or misogynist...
In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States of America, some of us declare our country's need for Jesus. Yet, as this picture shows, Jesus is not enough. Because people can be faithful born again church goers wh...
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I am a conservative, white, American Christian
I am a conservative white christian and I fled Europe for religious freedom. In 1635 I banished Roger Williams from Plymouth because he exercised religious freedom and thought differently. As St. Paul says, if anyone preaches a different gospel, let him be ...
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getting opposite "feels" for trans people
The national conversation on transgendered persons has boiled down to feelings. Some feelings are of the "creeped out" strain. Some feelings are of the religiously guided form. But feelings are not a useful guide to policy on civil rights. Because some of t...
The national conversation on transgendered persons has boiled down to feelings. Some feelings are of the "creeped out" strain. Some feelings are of the religiously guided form. But feelings are not a useful guide to policy ...
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Not everything biblical is Christian Part 21 - Phinehas the murderous priest esteemed for his zealotry
I have two Bible stories for you. One day the Israelite people are camped on the border of the country of Moab. They were getting along swimmingly and romance blossomed. Moses, their leader, was upset because the Israelite men were enjoying not only Moabite...
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the means is the ends
It is a frequent assertion that "the ends do not justify the means." In our current American political climate, the ends promised by means of straight talk without political correctness will not differ from those means to achieve them. The scare quotes arou...
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