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Faith Is Not a Synonym for Certainty
My scientist friends have come up with things like 'principles of uncertainty' and dark holes. They're willing to live inside imagined hypotheses and theories. but many religious folks insist on answers that are always true. We love closure, resolution and ...
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Amazing Faith: A Lectionary Reflection on Luke 7:1-10
Luke 7:1-10 Anyone who has served in the military knows how important it is to maintain discipline in the ranks. The chain of command is essential. Dissention and disobedience in the ranks will hinder any military operation and may well prove to be disastro...
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Faith May Not Always Be a Strangely Warming Experience
Today is Aldersgate Day. On Aldersgate Day, Methodists commemorate John Wesley's experience of conversion or the assurance of his faith on May 24, 1738. Of that experience, Wesley writes in his journal, In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in...
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Love Is Not Our Duty; It Is Our Destiny
The point of 1 Corinthians 13 is that love is not our duty; it is our destiny. It is the language Jesus spoke, and we are called to speak it so that we can converse with him. It is the food they eat in God’s new world, and we must acquire the taste for it h...
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Mount Carmel Smackdown: A Lectionary Reflection on 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 There was no doubt it was coming to this. King Ahab and Queen Jezebel had instituted Baal worship into the northern kingdom of Israel and God's prophet, Elijah was calling them to account and calling on the people to return ...
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Scriptures and Prayer for Trinity Sunday
Old Testament:  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalter: Psalm 8 Epistle:  Romans 5:1-5 Gospel:  John 16:12-15 _ God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: the Author of creation, the eternal Wor...
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Kenneth E. Bailey (1930-2016)
Kenneth Bailey, a research scholar and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies has died. He was an authority on the cultural background and literary forms of the New Testament. I was first introduced to his work as a young seminarian. His book, Jes...
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Ethics and the Bible: Not Only Laws, Not Only Timeless Moral Principles
...we should guard against falling into a habit of reading New Testament ethical texts in one mode  only. If we read the New Testament and find only laws, we are obviously enmeshed in grave hermeneutical distortion. Likewise, if we read the New Testament an...
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On Not Looking Back: A Lectionary Reflection on Galatians 1:1-12
Galatians 1:1-12 During his ministry responded to someone who wanted to follow him after he bid farewell to his family, "The one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the kingdom of heaven" (Luke 9:62). In a sense Paul is saying the sa...
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Pontificating From Afar: When Social Issues Become Up-Close and Personal
For the past five years I have been a pastor in an urban setting on the front line dealing with the poor and homeless. In that time I have learned first hand that the reasons for poverty and homelessness are many and varied. In other words, it's complicated...
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Christian Theism Is Not Trinitarianism
Theologian Nicholas Lash's discussion of the Trinity* takes place against the backdrop of modern theism. He believes that the paramount influence of modern theism has caused the doctrine of the Trinity to cease to function as the Christian frame of referenc...
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Saturday at the Cinema: The Doctrine of the Trinity

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