Nationalism, civil religion and greed-based economics

Mar 30, 2017 by

Among the ways the last book of our Bible is truly revelatory is in its portrayal of violence and harm as perpetrated by evil systems rather than simply by individual evildoers. It does so through a collage of...

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How Jesus rope-a-doped the devil

Apr 18, 2016 by

The phrase “rope-a-dope” refers to a boxing tactic of pretending to be trapped against the ropes, goading an opponent to throw tiring ineffective punches. Muhammad Ali popularized this technique in his...

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This little light of mine

Jul 14, 2014 by

I love “This Little Light of Mine,” but I don’t like the verse that says, “Won’t let Satan blow it out.” The 5 year olds in my class already know this verse, of course, and they get a little...

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