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“Jesus was a Palestinian” is a False Narrative

January 28, 2015

As any reader of this piece will likely know, the ninth Commandment declares unequivocally that we “shall not give false testimony against [our] neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16). Yet after reviewing the narrative that for some…

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Evangelical Leaders Urge “Holistic” Action on Life

January 27, 2015

“I don’t want to see any fewer rosary beads at The March for Life, but I want to see more Evangelicals. Our absence is a shame.”

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The Death of Marcus Borg, Christian Panentheist

January 26, 2015

The heterodox theologian and controversialist Marcus Borg, who died recently at age 72, has been eulogized in countless blogs and articles by admirers acclaiming his spiritual insights. Others, including some theological traditionalists, have recalled…

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Free Speech, Humble Speech

January 24, 2015

The book of Proverbs says, “Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath” and warns, “Do not be wise in thine own eyes.” There is a danger in…

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Before the March for Life, United Methodist Theologian Reminds That Life is Luminous

January 23, 2015

The following is the transcript of a sermon delivered by Dr. Edgardo A. Colón-Emeric Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Duke University Divinity School. It was preached during the Annual Lifewatch Worship Service on the morning…

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Up From Superficial Christian Compassion

January 9, 2015

Reflections on Christian social justice and eternity

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Dean of Duke Divinity School Affirms Divinity of Jesus in New Book

January 9, 2015

In an interview by Westminster Theological Centre,  Richard B. Hays, Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, talked about his recent book Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the…

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Why Human Desire Can Lead to Hell

December 29, 2014

The phrase “If it feels good do it,” may be a relic of the seventies, but the sentiment is still with us and it’s on steroids. Our feelings and desires, we believe, cannot and should not be resisted.

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Christians Should Just Die Already

December 19, 2014

Yesterday I read the following poem on death entitled “Moriturus” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. If I could have Two things in one: The peace of the grave, And the light of the sun;…

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Torture and Police Brutality in a Real Police State

December 17, 2014

The police beat them with clubs and metal brushes. Some of the teenagers were beaten so badly that their heads were covered with bald spots because the hair would no longer grow back from…

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On Atheist Billboards

December 16, 2014

The Freedom from Religion Foundation just unveiled its series of billboards trying to put a friendly face on atheism. One of them  features atheist blogger Hemant Mehta whose billboard reads “I’d rather put my faith in me.”…

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Rekindling the Longing for Meaning

December 15, 2014

Blaise Pascal, in one of his excellent Pensées (194 on The Project Gutenberg) writes that there are two kinds of people; those who care about their role in the cosmos and what eternity has…