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W. Travis McMaken
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Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Lindenwood University
Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Lindenwood University

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Roland Boer on Ernst Bloch, Utopia, Revolution, and the Bible (oh, and Star Wars)
As I continue to slog through the vast amounts of German that I must read for my current Helmut Gollwitzer project, I’ve begun to spend my evenings trying to deepen my familiarity with the tradition of socialist engagement with religion and theology. Roland...

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. Hey! How about that? “Fortnight” was right for a change! It’s only been two weeks since the last link post . We’re back to your regularly scheduled programming...

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Augustine, Ambrose, and Imperial Power in Church Politics: with Garry Wills
Years ago I posted a mini-series on the Novatian and Donatist controversies in North African Christianity during the 3rd–5th centuries. (You can find it on the Serials Index .) There’s definitely things that I would change and nuance in there if I went back...

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Retrieving General Revelation with Robert K. Johnston
Balaam and the Angel, by Gustav Jaeger (PD-1923, via Wikimedia Commons) What constitutes an authentic revelation of the divine in everyday life? This is the question I had when I began Robert K. Johnston's creative and spirited attempt to retrieve and recon...

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Francis Turretin’s Ecclesiology, 18.9: Is the church always glorious?
Ninth Question: Ought the church to enjoy perpetual splendor and eminence; or can it be at times so obscured and lessened that no assembly of it appears publically on earth? The former we deny; the latter we affirm against the Romanists. Turretin builds her...

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Abortion, Authoritarian Self-Deception, Evangelicals, and Trump: a collected Twitter essay from Christopher Stroop
I was kickin' it on Twitter last Wednesday night while doing some grading and then some editing, and I caught a Twitter essay from Christopher Stroop in my feed that leaped off the screen at me. It pulls together a number of issues that have been bouncing a...

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. Well, the last link post was well over a month ago. DET went on hiatus for the holidays and one thing lead to another. But now we’re back. And even though we’v...

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All on Our Own: Yet More from Barth at Bremen
But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[a] tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary (Matt. 14:24). Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee by Rembrandt. (Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.)   The Word in this World: Two Sermons by Karl Ba...

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Top Ten DET Post of 2016
That’s right – it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, gentle readers: DET is back for 2017! Stay tuned for all the fun, thoughtful, and sometimes dorky (let’s not deny it…) posts to come over the next year. And to kick it all off, let’s revisit 2016 a...

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. Well, this is embarrassing. I’m so ashamed that I nearly decided to trash these posts altogether so that I wouldn’t have to admit that is has been nearly two m...
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