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Choosing to Be the Heavenly Creature
"People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, 'If you keep a lot of rules I'll reward you, and if you don't I'll do the other thing.' I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that ever...
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Choosing to Be the Heavenly Creature
"People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, 'If you keep a lot of rules I'll reward you, and if you don't I'll do the other thing.' I do not think that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that ever...
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Facts and Myths About Sharia Law
Unlike many people on Facebook, I am not an expert on sharia law. In fact, I know very little about it; and one thing is for certain-- you won't learn much about it that's accurate from watching and listening to journalists and political pundits. So, perhap...
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On Questioning the Questions, On Debating the Debate
One of the things I have learned as a student of Stanley Hauerwas is to continually question the questions being posed for debate on any issue and not to simply accept the terminology and definitions that frame so much modern theological and ethical discuss...
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'Tis a Puzzlement: Why the Universe Shouldn't Exist
from Bernie Hobbs at ABC Science : _ Antimatter isn't just a great plot device for sci-fi stories. It's at the heart of one of the great mysteries in modern physics-- why our universe has stuff in it. Every particle that makes up matter-- the electron, pr...
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Scriptures and Prayer for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Old Testament:  2 Kings 5:1-14 or  Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalter:  Psalm 30 or Psalm 66:1-9 Epistle: Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 Gospel:  Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 _ God of all nations and peoples, your Son commanded his disciples to preach and heal throughout the world....
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Pithy Ponderments: All Truth Is God's Truth
While Christians believe that in Jesus, the fullness of truth is revealed decisively, that does not mean that believers reject that there is truth to be found in all religions; all truth is God's truth. Jesus reveals God decisively, not exhaustively. We nee...
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The Trinitarian Character of the Apostles' Creed
The Apostles' Creed is the earliest known Christian creed. It is believed to have its roots in what is known as the Old Roman Creed. The Old Roman Creed was the baptismal affirmation used in the Roman Church. The traditional claim is that the Apostles' Cree...
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Tone Down the Rhetoric on Rhetoric
I confess it is a pet peeve of mine, but I strongly dislike the negative connotations now associated with the word "rhetoric," particularly as it is currently used in the realm of politics. It is often employed whenever any political debate gets loud and pe...
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On Not Taking Religion Too Seriously
I was teaching in a seminary (Duke) created by and dedicated to the continuation of mainstream  Protestantism. I saw no reason to bite the hand that was feeding me, but neither did I want to lick it. I was not trying to tear down the liberal Protestant esta...
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Seeing What Others Longed to See: A Lectionary Reflection on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 "I wish I could live long enough to see him grow up," he said to me as he held his newborn grandson in his lap, sitting in the chair of his own hospital room. He sat there staring at the baby in his arms, his progeny, who would only know...
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Saturday at the Cinema: How I Became a Wesleyan
Billy Abraham offers his personal testimony.
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