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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life ___. I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) ...
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What Will Likely Kill You?
from Live Science : _ by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer February 09, 2016 06:56am ET Everyone dies of something, but after slogging through the daily news, you'd think most people die from terrorism, shark attacks and gas explosions. But are these tragedies--...
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Good News! It's Ash Wednesday and You're a Sinner!
from William Willimon : _ Lent is that time when we all-too-worldly ones learn and relearn the great scandal that lies at the heart of the Christian faith-- Christ came to save sinners, only sinners. Much of the time we get away with the fiction that we a...
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Scriptures and Prayer for Ash Wednesday
Old Testament:  Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalter:  Psalm 51:1-17 Epistle:  2 Corinthians 5:20-6:10 Gospel:  Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 _ O God, you delight not in pomp and show, but in a humble and contrite heart. Overturn our love of worldly possessions and fix our h...
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Offering Our Best: A Lectionary Reflection on Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Deuteronomy 26:1-11 When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege It is to be alive-- to breathe, to think, to love. --Marcus Aurelius I have this quote on a card in my study at home where I can see from my desk. It is one of my favorite...
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So, Just What Is Social Justice Anyway?
I'm with Scot McKnigh t on this. _ One of the most notable features of American evangelicalism in the last generation has been a powerful surge toward "social justice." At times it is no different than the old-fashioned social gospel, at times it simply c...
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A Sign of Real Church
If any want to be my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me (Luke 9:23). _ Our cross is already there, ready, from the very beginning; we need only take it up. But to keep us from believing that we must simply choose an ...
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Do Not Converse with Temptation: A Lectionary Reflection on Luke 4:1-13
Luke 4:1-13 The owner of a small business walked into work one morning with his usual package of a dozen donuts for himself and his employees. Those who were already at their desks working were surprised that he had donuts because he was on a diet prescribe...
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Talk Is Not Always Cheap: A Lectionary Reflection on Romans 10:8b-13
Romans 10:8-13 This Sunday is Valentine's Day-- a day to find ways to express love to our significant other, whomever that may be. Cards are the most common gifts on Valentine's Day followed by candy and flowers. Valentine's Day also keeps the restaurants b...
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On the Necessity of New Birth
If any doctrines within the whole compass of Christianity may be properly termed fundamental, they  are doubtless these two, -- the doctrine of justification, and that of the new birth: The former relating to that great work which God does for us, in forgiv...
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Say What You Want About Jesus-- He Was Not Boring
The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore-- on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphe...
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The Question of Christ in the Earliest Centuries #1
Introduction Today I begin a seven-part series to be posted on Monday on the major question that occupied the church in the second and third centuries and beyond-- Who is Jesus? Christology is the doctrine concerned with God's revelation in Jesus Christ. Tr...
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