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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: When Your Cell Phone Travels Without You
Phone Lost In Oklahoma Returned 8 Months Later From Japan AP  | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Posted: 07/08/2014 1:21 pm EDT Updated: 07/08/2014 8:59 pm EDT TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a...
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Faith Seeking Scholarship
Peter Enns is continuing his series entitled, "Aha Moments: Biblical Scholars Tell Their Stories." His latest interview is with Christopher Skinner. Chris and I contributed to the book, Jesus Is Lord Caesar is Not: Evaluating Empire Studies in the New Testa...
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Giving Birth to What Is Right: A Lectionary Reflection on Genesis 25:19-34
Genesis 25:19-34 It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." The story of Jacob and Esau is a test of character for both men who have power in different ways-- Jacob who h...
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After 1600 Years the Church Bells are Silent...
...in Mosul, Iraq. Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq's second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinsh...
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Re-Formed Fundamentalism
If there is one thing that can be asserted without proof (that's a tongue-in-cheek comment meant for literary effect), it is that those who are reformed out of a habit or a movement tend to be the most rabid fundamentalists of them all. The most zealous ant...
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Clergy Killers
from David Briggs at the Huffington Post : Posted: 04/24/2012 12:24 pm _ They are called "clergy killers"-- congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long. And yet ministers ...
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Some Things Are "Just in the Blood"
From the time he was
young, C.S. Lewis loved imaginary lands inhabited by clothed animals. When he
was just six years old he began his writing career creating the imaginary world
called Boxen. Along with his brother Warren (Warnie), Lewis filled that magica...
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The Way of the Cross? Scorched Earth Policy and One Issue Obsession
Both sides have bought into the "war" imagery and mentality. What matters is that we win and our "enemies" lose. What matters is that we gain power to implement what we think is right and that we strip our opponents of power so that they can't. How we get t...
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Sometimes we must agree to dis agree on an issue.
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Reading Revelation as Wesleyans #7: Discipleship Is Costly when Resisting the Empire (Final Post)
In my final post on reading the Book of Revelation as Wesleyans utilizing Joel Green's fine book, Reading Scripture as Wesleyans , his sixth and last theme present in the Apocalypse is "Revelation's picture of costly discipleship involves risky, engaged res...
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Reading Revelation as Wesleyans #6: The Idolatry of Wealth
Joel Green articulates the fifth theme of the Book of Revelation in his book, Reading Scripture as Wesleyans , and it is one that hits home in quite an uncomfortable way: “Revelation especially challenges the church on issues of faith and wealth.” Joel writ...
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Reading Revelation as Wesleyans #5: A Challenge to the Church and a Critique of the World
Joel Green's fourth theme he gleans from the Book of Revelation in his Reading Scripture as Wesleyans is:   "Revelation challenges the church just as it critiques the world-at-large." With the emphasis on empire criticism of late in New Testament studies, w...
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