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Stephen Colbert and Friends Gives us a Wonderful Taste of Advent

Stephen Colbert concluded his series.  I found great delight in his sing-along. Why? To me it is an image of the age to come. No I’m not a universalist. Yes, I realize these are all celebrities. What is my point? A … Continue reading

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Why We Trust in Torture and the Advent of the Ironic Tortured Emperor

A Conversation I Very Much Want to Avoid If last week I said a conversation on racism wasn’t nearly enough. This week I face the fact that a conversation about torture is something I want to avoid. Last week I had … Continue reading

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The Insufficiency of Incarnation

Looking for A Bigger Truth  Do Justice Blog has been doing a #listenatthemargins series. I haven’t been a faithful daily reader, listener, watcher but I’ve caught a number of them. Here is one that really stuck with me. A very creative … Continue reading

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Sermon November 30 2014 Isaiah 62

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Why Bother with the Old Testament

Haven’t We Evolved Beyond the Bible? Many people believe the Bible is a liability for Christians and the world. The Bible invites people to give religious sanction violence, prejudice, and tribalism. People should just leave the book behind, like a … Continue reading

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Advent to the Burned-Over District

Ted Haggard One of the important posts to bless the Internet this week was a piece about Ted Haggard. It’s written by a pastor who has a book coming out next year entitled “Why We Eat Our Own”. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Jesus Undoes That Which No Doubter Can Deny

Sexy Doubt Doubt is a hot topic and doubters and skeptics are persons of interest for churches given the rise of the “nones” (and the decline of the nuns). For many who were raised on traditional Christianity a plausibility gap … Continue reading

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