December 24, 2018

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The Human God at Christmas

I’m sure Mary cooed and sung lullabies to Jesus.  What were her intuitions as she suckled him?  Were there moments when she looked into her baby’s eyes and saw the eons staring back at her?

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December 9, 2018

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Thoughts From Hell

My friend, Eden Vigil Director Lowell Bliss, traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate change talks, dubbed COP 24, and toured the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. He filed Facebook reports. I found this especially poignant, and I share it with his permission.

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November 12, 2018

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Missing The Earthquake While The Scale Shakes

Does the human race prefer the soap opera’s crisis and drama? It seems so. Just view the 2018 American mid-term election scene, where pundits snuggle into their own concocted enigmas and miss potential electoral tremors in the nation’s religious landscape.

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October 11, 2018

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No Worries At Armageddon

Our society is certifiably bonkers. I’ve got proof positive.

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October 10, 2018

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Life Pushes Through The Desert Sand

This is the last sample chapter of a book I’m writing, which maps out how white American evangelical Christianity morphed from intellectual sophistication into an arena for bullies, trashing its heritage and time-honored creeds in the process. Yet all is not despair. The book’s final section, “Samples of Hope,” probes three vibrant ministries that signal many […]

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October 9, 2018

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Mystery & Wonder

Kalistos Ware has thrown a bridge spanning east and west. More specifically, he’s helped Western Christians understand Eastern Orthodoxy. The West tends toward analysis while, at its best, the East stands in awe. The West tries to figure things out while the East embraces mystery . That’s a caricature, of course, and both traditions have […]

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October 4, 2018

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Francis and an appeal to simplicity, humility, and purity

Today — October 4th, 2018 — is the feast day of Saint Francis, the thirteenth-century Assisi native who gave up his inheritance rights as he fell in love with God. His fame radiates so far and wide that we needn’t say much more. It’s best just to listen. Here’s something he wrote, lifted from today’s […]

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September 26, 2018

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The Buried Roots of Evangelical Bullying

Questions arise: Who signed the bully permits so intimidators could grab power?

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September 12, 2018

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Heretic Hunting Among The Innocents: Intimidation & Climate Change

Few arenas display Evangelicalism’s bully takeover more than climate change, where the coal mine’s canary has been hacking, spitting, and turning blue. 

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September 6, 2018

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“Evangelical” Once Meant Freedom

The term, “evangelical,” opened new vistas and panoramas for me. I could study the Bible from different angles without falling off orthodoxy’s edge – and I needn’t be anti-Catholic, anti-science, anti-women, anti-democrat, and anti-education.

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