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The New Creed (Novitas Edition)

For our final installment, we have The New Creed. I know I originally stated there would be 4, including The Athanasian Creed, but after reviewing it further, I don’t feel that we had time to really edit it as we originally desired. 474 more words

Brews And Q's

Canadian Friends of Sabeel or Enemies of Israel?

There are many reasons why the upcoming Friends of Sabeel conference in Canada requires a word of caution. Originally scheduled for this October, it has been postponed till next spring. 2,025 more words


Flying Stand By

I attended the National Leadership Institute Conference in Atlanta a week and a half ago sponsored by Center for Progressive Renewal.1 A friend let me use their buddy pass which means flying stand-by. 679 more words

Who are the Canaanites and Why Should We Care? - Pentecost 10A: a dialogue sermon

Summer Sundays are laid back at Holy Cross and so we engaged in a dialogue sermon. The Gospel reading from (Matthew 14:21-28) about Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman begged the question inspired by Marcus Borg, “Why did the author of the Gospel According to Matthew write this story the way he did and what can we learn from it?”  169 more words

Progressive Theology

Oprah/Chopra/Bell Convergence

A year after they connected (see Rob Bell and Oprah Connect), these well known names continue their New Age mystical convergence.


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Beautiful Feet

Two things that get people into trouble are being caught in a hopeless pit of despair and having an overblown sense of self-importance. The story of Joseph and his brothers is a perfect example of the first and Peter sinking while trying to walk on water shows the other. 839 more words


In Jesus Calling: Jesus Contradicts Himself

The “fallen man” wants to believe that Jesus contradicts himself, because if Jesus contradicts himself it means that Jesus is not God! and the “fallen man” can then justify his own sin! 568 more words

Signs Of The Times