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A Complete Set of Answers to a Complete Set of Questions, Embracing the Universal

I came across some passages in a dogmatics textbook recently that pretty well summarize the kind of thoughts that really get the juices flowing in my brain. 411 more words

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What's Your Favorite Resurrection Appearance?

In honor of this week’s celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, I have compiled a list of my five favorite resurrection appearances. As one scholar points out, if Jesus’ resurrection was something that his disciples made up, they would have scripted the stories better, making themselves appear in a much better light. 692 more words

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Uncomfortable with comfort

It’s been so long since I’ve written on my blog that I took a peek at my last entry to see what I had written about. 792 more words


God and Gays -- a short story

Faith is trusting so much that God is fond of us that we just fricken relax. — Nadia Bolz-Weber

“Look, being homosexual is a choice! It has to be.” 740 more words


May The Best Team Win

Minnesotans will watch tomorrow’s Super Bowl with a feeling of “what could have been.” Our Minnesota Vikings had a great regular season and were well positioned for the playoffs. 594 more words

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Muslim-Christian Dialogue Leads to Understanding

I grew up in a Muslim-majority area of Africa. I currently have neighbors who are devout Muslims. I studied Islam at the seminary and in various continuing education classes since then. 1,792 more words

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Which Calendar Are You Using?

By now, hopefully, you have taken down your 2017 calendar and put up your 2018 calendar. Maybe you have marked the new calendar with important dates like birthdays, anniversaries, vacations. 972 more words

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