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Two (or more) views of the Kingdom

The term “kingdom of heaven” or “kingdom of God” meant different things to different people in New Testament times.  What it meant to Jesus appears to me to be different from what it meant to the early church, the Gospel writers, and even the Twelve. 3,529 more words

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Jesus is not coming soon — or ever

“The end of all things is at hand.” — 1 Peter 4:7

The first time I was told, “Jesus is coming soon,” I was twelve years old, in seventh grade.  1,157 more words

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Jesus' words about "the Kingdom"

When I first conceived The Way of Peace, I set myself the task of accounting for every time Jesus used the word “Kingdom” in the Synoptics, the end being to demonstrate that what I call “peace of mind” is what Jesus called “the Kingdom.”  This task will remain unfinished.  3,728 more words

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The Gettysburg Address

Next project is to resume work on comedic material for my radio show.
Digging through archives this morning, stumbled on a reference to the Gettysburg Address. 31 more words

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Moltmann: A thumbnail portrait

In coming posts, I must refer to “revealed God” vs. “hidden God” religion. To lay some background now, I reproduce a 2007 post from Messiah Truth… 1,697 more words

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The path of presence

Thursday, May 1, 2014.  For several days, I’ve sought a sign as to whether presence is, indeed, the way to go.  No answer could be clearer than my experience this afternoon.  730 more words

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The self-loving reptile

This post has been a long time coming.

Many people in my world are fundamentally reptilian.

This largely accounts for their social marginalization.

The question is how to, for want of a better word, humanize them. 791 more words

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