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Some Thoughts on Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court, the Mythology of History, Shallow Pop Theology, Civil Rights, and Other Subjects that Just Might Get Interjected in This Series of Posts #2
Civil Unions for the State and Marriages for the Church In this second post I want to suggest something that I know won't happen, but I think that in the controversy over same sex marriage, if adopted it would make things easier for all involved. Marriage i...
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A Question to All Christians in America on This Fourth of July: Is Your Eschatology Shaped by the Empire?
Eschatology: "...the theological study that seeks to understand the ultimate direction or purpose of history as it moves toward the future, both from an individual perspective (What happens when a person dies?) and from a corporate perspective (Where is his...
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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: If At First You Don't Succeed...
Man charged with robbing same New Jersey bank 5 years later From Associated Press July 01, 2015 2:35 PM EST ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)-- A Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five ...
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The Gospel of Luke and Harry Chapin
Today in our community Bible study that meets every Wednesday morning at a local Panera Bread, we were discussing Luke 18 where the clear implications of the chapter have to do with priorities and the disciples' total allegiance to Jesus. The discussion tur...
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Do We Really Want All Things to Work Together for Good?
To share in the glory of God is to be drawn near to God by acknowledging that God has first drawn  near to us. The otherness of God that [Karl] Barth identified in his commentary on Romans is the God of love whose distance from us is constituted by what Bar...
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The Church Will Not Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status and Here's Why
In light of the Supreme Court's decision on gay marriage, some on the secular left are now suggesting that religious organizations should not be given preference in reference to the tax code. Mark Oppenheimer has recently written : Rather than try to rescue...
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Scriptures and Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Old Testament:  2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Epistle:  2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Gospel:  Mark 6:1-13 _ God of grace and powerful weakness, at times your prophets were ignored, rejected, belittled, and unwelcome. Trusting that we, too, are called to be prophets, fill...
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Saturday at the Cinema: Consider Forgiveness

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The Right Side of History Argument: Enlightenment Fascism At It's Best
I've never cared much for the right or wrong side of history argument for three reasons: First, it assumes that to be on the right side of history necessitates power, and those with the most power get to determine the right side of history. It is an imperia...
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Fun with Flags and Other Symbols: The Confederate Battle Flag
Since the terrible event in Charleston, SC where nine people were mercilessly were targeted and killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church by a young racist and white supremacist, the flying of the Confederate battle flag at the state house in...
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It's About Time-- Yes, This Post Is About Time
from Buzzfeed : _ Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you’re standing up). Einstein’s theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time go...
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The Hometown Boy Seldom Makes Good: A Lectionary Reflection on Mark 6:1-13
Mark 6:1-13 It may be true that knowledge brings respect, but it is also true that familiarity brings contempt. Jesus returns home. He is known by all; they have watched him grow into an adult, work at his father's trade, and then go off to wander around Is...
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