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R.E. Slater
Poet & Writer
Poet & Writer

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Living in the Days of Our Ancestors: Doing the Unpopular Thing
Burning the Witches of Salem Truly we are living in the days of our ancestors where choosing what is good and right is seldom done. We join with our ancestors when we show indifference, or stand to the side, allowing deceiving popularism to determine self r...

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Two Great World Forces Breaking Both Nations and Churches Apart - Law v. Grace
I would have thought the difference to be obvious enough. Especially after speaking to the difference between theologies of Law versus theologies of Grace within Christian communities for so many years. And yet the Western church (and society) are split int...

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Reflecting on "A City Upon a Hill." American Exceptionalism, Civil Religion, and True Christianity
A City Upon a Hill This post today is written to America's Christian masses whose spiritual religion has become so tightly intertwined with its own concept of state and national politics as to recreate a new kind of "state-based" civil religion thus vulgari...

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Greg Boyd - The Crucifixion of the Warrior God (to Biblical Violence)
My one comment when reading of the violence in the bible is that we see God through our own images. It is no less different now than it was then - even the biblical writers, prophets, priests, and kings saw God through their own thoughts and beliefs. When G...

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Biblical Hermeneutics in a Post-Truth Culture
When developing a postmodern contemporary theology one of the first problems that drew my attention was the problem of how Christians interpret the bible. Because of the church's many deeply held sacrosanct traditions and beliefs it quickly became the one a...

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R.E. Slater - Personal Thoughts and Ramblings
As you have guessed I've backed away from blogging for awhile to create a new space for myself after having experienced a truly terrible year of misery and pain gained from a complicated surgery last January 2016 which brought about three different infectio...

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Participatory Revelation in Process of Transformation (Or, Why Inerrancy Isn't All That)
now, a word about inerrancy (or the lack thereof).... What if rather than
giving to His people de facto truths God chose instead to work TOGETHER with His
prophets, writers, and editors of the Bible to struggle with revelation and
it's interpretation/me...

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Personal Beliefs and How Religion Blinds Us to the Spirit of God
I wrote the other day on Facebook some thoughts for contemplation coming into the new year. Its subject was on being willing to be open to God's movement on our hearts against the stubbornness that persists against His will. It will precede the postmodernis...

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Paul Tillich, The Protestant Principle, and Interpretive Doubt vs. Religious Authoritarianism
Seminary PL29: Tillich's Protestant Principle article link by Ken Schenk December 4, 2016 This is the fiftteenth post on church management in my "Seminary in a Nutshell" series. In this series, I first did a section on the Person and Calling of a Minister ....

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Book Review - Stephen Backhouse, "Kierkegaard, A Single Life"
Amazon link here Book Description Discover a new understanding of Kierkegaard’s thought and his life, a story filled with romance, betrayal, humor, and riots. Kierkegaard, like Einstein and Freud, is one of those geniuses whose ideas permeate the culture an...
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