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Responding to September 11: Stanley Hauerwas on a Christian President turning the other cheek

On March 11, 2016, here at the University of Aberdeen, I asked Stanley Hauerwas the question: What should turn the other cheek mean to a Christian President the morning after September 11? 435 more words

Pro-life

Christians need jobs just like anybody else, but the years you spend as an undergraduate are like everything else in your life. They’re not yours to do with as you please.

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Christian History

Why I'm a Single Issue Voter

Like millions of Americans, I have been riding the latest, most terrifying roller coaster in America: the 2016 presidential campaign. Chockfull of scandal, conspiracy theories, pundits and polls, the race to the White House has as much drama as a Netflix original series. 174 more words

The Holy Spirit and prayer

That the Holy Spirit “will teach you everything, and remind you” of all that Jesus said is immensely reassuring. None of us is born Christian. We must learn the faith, and in the Holy Spirit we see that God loves us enough to teach us all we need to know to be with God. 83 more words

Holy Spirit

Holiness, Prayer, and the Holy Spirit

“Prayer is the crucial practice through which we are drawn into the life of the Trinity.” — Hauerwas and Willimon, The Holy Spirit

In Romans 8 Paul talks about the Spirit interceding for us with deep groanings. 28 more words

Holy Spirit

Absorbing the Pain of Others

Compassion at heart is to suffer with someone, to enter their pain, shoulder their suffering and walk with them in their valley. Stanley Hauerwas hits the nail on the head in his discussion on the appropriate posture of Christians toward the problem of evil…we need a pastoral posture rather than a philosophical stance. 187 more words

Faith

More vs. Enough

In the mid-1980s, despite pedagogical intentions, Coach Watson’s “Global Studies” course introduced me to The Far Side. We checked in on Gary Larson’s strange mind each day as we perused the newspaper for world events (and/or, read the sports page). 303 more words

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