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Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom
Cultivating the Peaceable Kingdom

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We are happy to offer a new learning module over at Ploughshares Bible Institute! Matthew: Gospel of Kingdoms is an in-depth, theologically reflective reading of the book of Matthew which allows Jesus’ life and teaching to challenge all of our ideas about…
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Paul seems to be identifying the deep grammar of a system antithetical to his Gospel in the question “Shall we sin that grace may abound?” This is not a simple aside (he repeats it and reformulates it 4 times) but may represent what some are teaching in…
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Gauging progress in the faith depends upon how one perceives the race. Another jet and a bigger mansion for Robert Tilton, more Rolls Royces for Creflo Dollar, and for their followers perhaps a desperate last attempt to be miraculously healed or to escape…
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One of the key confrontations in human thought (philosophy/religion/psychology. . .) occurred in Denmark with the clash between the thought of Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (or SK). In that Hegel is summing up the possibility of…
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The following is a guest blog by Ray Jewell. Morpheus: “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you…
The Matrix: Revisited
The Matrix: Revisited
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The Forging part of Forging Ploughshares presented itself due to my work on a forge as a teenager. My academic career in high school indicated to everyone involved, but especially to my father, that heavy thinking might not suit my abilities. He contacted…
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This piece is a part of a larger project which dreams of the peace of the Resurrection.   Chapter 3: A Conversation with Friends It is appointed for each person once to die…and then the judgment. “Well, she’s coming for a visit.” I said with some…
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The humor of Slavoj Žižek continually makes the singular point that the law or the symbolic realm is an oppressive force, so pervasive in its power, that it is inescapable. A man who fears chickens thinks he is a grain of corn and likely to be eaten. He…
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The following is a guest-blog by Tyler Goss, converted from a sermon he preached at Berea Mennonite Church in Atlanta, GA, June 24, 2018. I have a hard time understanding what complete trust in God looks like. I mean—I trust that God cares about me…I…
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Where can we look to find the enduring impact of Christ upon culture and society? This is a “big picture” question but it is also a very personal existential question. Where can we trace God’s providential working in history,universal history and our…
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