Category Archives: How to become a Christian

Uncoupling as “Life is Beautiful” or Finding Life after the Nazis.

Found this by @ErinBlaskie via Danny Fast. It’s an attempt to mitigate the loss of a marriage. Apparently the process is a Counscious Uncoupling. Be nice. Don’t fight. Be a grown up. All good things their child will benefit from. I truly … Continue reading

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My Calvinism

The Christian Reformed Church Given the rise of emergent Calvinism the word has become (again) a hot potato. I’m not a Calvin scholar so for a more academic treatment I’ll defer to a real Calvin scholar like Richard Muller who … Continue reading

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Seeing the Ukraine Conflict in the Temptations of Christ

Ukraine This video caught my eye. http://nyti.ms/MLqimF The Ukrainian soldiers trying to recover their dignity by “going to work” guarding warplanes. The Russian troops (sans flags) preventing their advance to their base, firing warning shots. This is of course a … Continue reading

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Embracing Jesus-Fiction: Why Fiction Fuels Faith in a Skeptical Age

Road to Cana I’m reading/listening to Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (not finished yet) and am quite moved by it. I usually chafe at Jesus movies and Bible fiction. I am deeply conditioned by my obsessive Protestant … Continue reading

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Beginning to Suspect the Bubble

Zeitgeist Zeitgeist is a handy word. It means the spirit of the age, the communal water of assumption we take in and can’t help but assimilate and/or push back from. Two of the more interesting pieces this week were a … Continue reading

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Ryan Bell’s Quest for the Natural Elephant

Ryan Bell certainly started out his year without God with a media splash. The first entries in his blog were mostly noting the splash. Now it seems he’s settling into the project a bit more and beginning to process. Getting … Continue reading

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Does God Take Risks?

Does God take risks? Does God make decisions that look risky to us? Those are really two different questions, only one of which we can probably answer. This is actually a very large debate among Christians. The debate is called … Continue reading

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