The ‘Christian’ politics of stone-throwing

Jul 5, 2017 by

One of the challenges in any era is what to do when there is a difference of opinion. Two key areas come to mind: theology and politics. Yep, so-called Christian politics. When I was in my 20s, I deconstructed...

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Studying the Apostle Paul — a matter of life and death

Apr 22, 2016 by

My latest project is The Paulcast: A Podcast all about the Apostle Paul. After my introduction episode, titled “Surprised by Paul,” I launched straight into a series called “Entering the Conversation.”...

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Dining disaster in Galatians

Nov 24, 2015 by

Sitting at the table continues to be a metaphor for communing with other human beings. When we dine with others, we hear their stories, and we gaze into their eyes trying to see things as they see them. Table...

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Giving up on nonviolence

Oct 22, 2015 by

The more I watch the news, scroll through my Twitter and Facebook feeds, and listen to NPR, the more I wonder if peace is possible. The idea that we are progressing as a human race is simply folly. American...

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Giving up hell for a year

Feb 3, 2015 by

Hell is real, in some form or another. War tears families apart. Disease kills parents and leaves behind orphans. Famine neglects to feed the most vulnerable. Consumerism by the privileged fuels the...

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Christians and July 4

Jul 3, 2014 by

For the past several years I have publicly discussed why I tend to avoid associating myself with Independence Day. I posted what I called my “annual unpopular post.” It all began in 2009 (when I hardly...

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