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On the Alternative Atonement


No, I’m not about to discuss that terribly sad movie with the memorable library scene. Rather, I’m going to address the issues I have surrounding the traditional beliefs surrounding atonement and put forward an alternative. 1,039 more words


Travel tips: Don’t forget the Bosco di San Francesco in Assisi

One of the great things about being the blog editor is that I come into contact with so many Italians and Italian organizations. Whenever I have a trip to Italy planned, I realize that there is an absolutely overwhelming amount of wonderful opportunities open to me to get to know the country and the people better, but I try to take advantage of the knowledge I have built up to see new and different things on each visit. 347 more words

Pura Vida- Lessons from Costa Rica

I got back from Costa Rica a week ago.  I attended a conference called Third Wave for young leaders in the church of the Nazarene from all over the globe.   818 more words

Painting as a means of theological reflection

During my recent sabbatical I went on pilgrimage, did some Bible study and had a retreat. Alongside that I decided to reflect on my experiences and studies in a way that did not confine my response to “head knowledge” – useful though that can often be. 363 more words


Wisdom of St. Francis

Make me a channel of thy peace, that where there is hatred, I may bring love; that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness; that where there is discord, I may bring harmony; that where there is error, I may bring truth; that where there is doubt, I may bring faith; that where there is despair, I may bring hope; that where there are shadows, I may bring light; that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. 56 more words