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What happens when theologians forget about the “theos” part?

August 8, 2013

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Frederica Mathewes-Green has finally settled the age-old question: “Why do I usually fall asleep when I open a theological text written in the twentieth or the twenty-first century?”   The theological greats – such as Augustine or Luther or Calvin or Wesley – were obviously struggling to know God.  They were worshipping as they wrote.  […]

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Singing the praises of stubborn mules who carried rifles that looked like clarinets

July 2, 2010

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Puritans are now viewed as grim, witch-burning anti-intellectuals ready to leap from the bushes and pin scarlet letters on innocent hikers. So you can imagine my plight: I want to look past their foibles. I want to celebrate their heritage on this July 4th and see their contributions, fully aware of the skeletons rattling in their closets.

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