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Are Christians Scheming Swindlers? – Bible Study and the Christian Life. Another fascinating article that I want to come back to and say more. However, this Kierkegaard quote sums it up. Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher, commented on this disconnect between belief and practice, “The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy […]






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Why Christians have lost the argument for faith before it started. | The Millennial Pastor. I think this is one of the best summations of why modern day evangelicalism is faltering. Our desire to obligate people to faith is a desire to preserve Empire, but Christians, the Body of Christ, cannot be about Empire anymore. […]






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Will Churches Go The Way of Bookstores? | …In the Meantime. More on this later but wanted to get this up on the blog this morning before I head off to lead Sunday morning worship. But perspectives are changing, the religious monopoly is over. On a day when because of a broken AC we are […]






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Amazing. Got my act together to have all my Holy Week and Easter sermons done so I had time to do a podcast this morning. Its a reflection on the meaning of Easter that comes out of an email I received from a WJP listener about what Easter means. Considering Jesus is on the front […]






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It was back in the mid-1970s and I was in a middle school gifted and talented class. Our teacher had brought an album for us to listen to called Waiting For the Electrician Or Someone Like Him. Our school’s guidance counselor, who looked like Jesus in blue jeans had also dropped by to listen. Now […]






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A Squeakier Patches and Stumpy – YouTube. Here is a reposting of a classic reflection on the dangers and inadequacies of strict Biblical literalism and inerrancy. Biblical interpretation is not about getting the words and rules right, its about encountering the living God active in our lives now. But let’s just say the position “The […]






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Finally, back in the groove and starting the year with a new podcast. It follows up on a post from last year about the Crystal Cathedral going bankrupt and being sold after being one of the Boomer flagships of the megachurch movement. Now its dead and people are fighting over the corpse. Its sad in […]






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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists – Trailer – YouTube. This is a fascinating trailer to a movie I’m going to have to check out. I’ve been watching the whole Occupy movement evolve in all its variety and settings – peaceful and violent; articulate and sarcastic; authentic and anarchic. The outcome politically? I’m […]






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Sarcastic Lutheran: Sermon on the worst parable ever.. Matthew 22:1-14 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would […]






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Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter – NYTimes.com. As a WordPress user, I find it interesting that for those of us who are serious bloggers, the blog/twitter combo in particular is quite effective in surfing for stories and commentary of significant content. Twitter helps me sift through many blogs by headline […]






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