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Just Stop

The classic Christian hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, contains the line, Drop Thy still dews of quietness / Till all our strivings cease… 389 more words

Original Essays

Religion and Politics Book Recommendations

I apologize for the lackluster state of this blog in the past months. I’ve been struggling to figure out the proper words to say in a time like this. 1,462 more words

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Theological Influence: Miroslav Volf

One of the projects I have decided to do is to catalog in some small way the influence of

some of the major thinkers who have influenced my growth as both a Christian, a pastor and as an individual as I reengage some of their work in my reading. 1,000 more words


Abraham: Faith for the City (Genesis 18:16-33)

While God prepares to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham pleads for Him to show them mercy. In this talk, Liam explains how this peculiar passage points to the gospel, and how it teaches us to pray and act for justice and righteousness. 9 more words


Exclusion and Embrace // Miroslav Volf.

Miroslav Volf has done a tremendous service by exposing his own wounds as means for theological panacea. Historically, the human race has mastered the art of absolute exclusion of “the other,” “the subhuman,” or “the nonbeing.” Unrestricted exclusion, or abandonment, is what morphs suffering into agony (26). 98 more words

Book Review

Open, empty hands

The texts for Sunday, October 23, 2016: Joel 2:23-32Psalm 84:1-7;  2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; and  Luke 18:9-14

How do you receive a gift?   599 more words


The Politics of Jesus, Part I: Was He?

This is the first of a four-part sermon series, “The Politics of Jesus,” preached on October 9, 2016 at First Church in Simsbury, Connecticut.

Exodus 6:28 – 7:6… 1,701 more words