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Psalm 103.8

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

16 years ago I was sitting in my 8th grade band class when an announcement came over the PA system that I was needed at the main office. 559 more words

Old Testament

The Christian Problem With (Nuclear) War

Following Jesus, being disciples of the living God, requires a life of pacifism. It is not just one of the ways to respond to War; it is… 1,686 more words


A Strange Response

That newly resurrected man on the beach eating fish while the world appears darker each passing minute: to him we should be faithful. How do we do that? 1,699 more words

Hickey responds to Hauerwas on Trump

Stanley Hauerwas is on a short list of the people I most admire. Of recent it has been my fortune to interact with and come to know personally this ‘leading theologian of our time’ since he served as Chair in Theological Ethics here at the University of Aberdeen (2014-2016). 318 more words

Culture War

The Balch-Elliott Debate and Beauty as Logic

Much like the Red River Rivalry or the rivalry between Celtics and Lakers, biblical scholars have their own legendary rivalries. The driest, most boring of which is manifest in the Balch-Elliott debate. 577 more words


Stanley Hauerwas

I am going out to see Stanley Hauerwas tomorrow at a conference in Chicago. He is speaking on whether or not the church matters. He is a man and that is a topic that I consider worth driving seven hours to hear. 970 more words


Duke Divinity, the NYT and bad words

When I was at Duke, we had a Divinity School professor named Stanley Hauerwas who was legendary for his iconoclastic theology and his profanity. (He only recently retired.) 1,127 more words